Dog Veterinary

Ask a dog vet and get answers to your dog health questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Carin has a growth on the chin that is growing and another…

Customer Question
carin has a growth on...
carin has a growth on the chin that is growing and another newer growth under the nose.
It is smoother than a wart. Currently have a months worth of antibiotics.
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
1/16/2016
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 3,479
Experience: DVM from Iowa State University in 1994; actively engaged in private regular and emergency practice since that time.
Verified

Hello,
I'm Dr. Jo and I'm here to help you with your question about Millie. I'm so sorry you're having this problem, but glad you're looking for the information you need. You may join the conversation at any time by typing in what you want to say then clicking REPLY or SEND. Then we can chat back and forth until you're satisfied with the information I've provided.
So I may know we're properly connected and that you understand how the website works (including that I'll need to earn your good rating in order to receive any compensation for helping you), please type in a short response below. You may rest assured you'll have my full attention and will receive a complete response once I know you're there.
Thank you.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
ok
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Glad you're there. I've got some important and hopefully helpful information to pass along to you.

(typing more)

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Are you able to upload a photo of these lumps? You may use the paperclip icon.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
no, size of dime on chin - brown in color
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

And how long has this growth been there, please?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
since last summer - but smaller than now
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Okay, thank you.

And is your dog otherwise healthy? Does Millie take any medications?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
she now how separate growth on nose - no other meds - very healthy
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Good. I'm glad she's doing well otherwise.

I want to start by letting you know that this could be due to a few different things. I'm guessing you mentioned the antibiotics because you're wondering if taking those would help make this go away. Unfortunately, the answer is no. Antibiotics would only be helpful if this was due to a particular kind of bacterial infection. I'm afraid that's just not likely. While bacterial skin infections do occur and cause abnormal skin, it would be much more common for this to be something else.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
makes sense - could this bump be cancerous or something else to really worry about
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

While serious cancerous growths are not terribly common on such young dogs, it *is* possible. Also, most cancerous growths would have shown more dramatic changes in the period of several months.

I'm afraid none of that rules out cancer, though. It has to be included on the list of possibilities until proven otherwise.

In most cases the only certain way to find out for sure what a lump is would be to have a biopsy done.

In the interests of providing you with as much information as possible, the most serious tumor type I would worry about this being is a mast cell tumor.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
ok thanks = very helpfull
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Because of the chance this could be something serious, I'd advise having a thorough examination and the necessary diagnostic steps done as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, I'll be hopeful it turns out to be nothing serious.

Is there anything else I can help you with today?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Is there anything else I can help you with today?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Please remember I am here for you and am happy to discuss your question until you are satisfied with the answer I've provided. You may return to this page at any time to review this information and/or post more. You may do so even after you've rated my response. I'll be notified of your response via email and will do my best to help you.

If you are satisfied with the information I've provided, please take a moment to rate my response. I've done my best to provide you with the most accurate, thorough and up-to-date information that is available, and your positive feedback is important to me. Without it, I receive no compensation for helping you.

If you are not satisfied, please let me know how else I may be of assistance.

Thank you for using our website.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Hello,

Just checking in to ask how things are going with Millie.

Thank you,

Dr. Jo

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dog veterinarianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Jo Your Own Question
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 3,479
3,479 Satisfied Customers
Experience: DVM from Iowa State University in 1994; actively engaged in private regular and emergency practice since that time.

Dr. Jo is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

904 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,416 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,633 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,086 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,682 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

8,719 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
My 6 1/2 year old boxer mix had a mast cell tumor surgically
My 6 1/2 year old boxer mix had a mast cell tumor surgically removed in March , clear margins , it was a grade 2. The tumor was on his abdomen. 3 days ago I noticed swelling in his groin and our vet a… read more
Sheree HughesIrwin
Sheree HughesIrwin
D.V.M.
82 satisfied customers
Large mast cell tumor - it's oozing and smells awful -
large mast cell tumor - it's oozing and smells awful - there's also an awful lot of eschar on it - do I clean it or leave it be? … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
715 satisfied customers
Was just diagnosed with a high grade mast cell tumor. We
Sam was just diagnosed with a high grade mast cell tumor. We want to use some alternative treatments, supplements, energy healing, etc. … read more
Sheree HughesIrwin
Sheree HughesIrwin
D.V.M.
82 satisfied customers
I have a 4 year old black lab who had a mast cell tumor,
I have a 4 year old black lab who had a mast cell tumor, grade II, low grade removed from his chest a year and a half ago. Over the past two weeks I have noticed an increased itching and chewing at hi… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
81/2 yr old male pit mix has mast cell tumors. Has heart
81/2 yr old male pit bull mix has mast cell tumors. Has heart murmur about a 4 vet said. Started prednisone along with Benadryl and Pepcid. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
Riley had a high grade 2 mast cell tumor removed and
Riley had a high grade 2 mast cell tumor removed and recently completed 8 rounds of chemo. I just discovered another bump on his trunk. … read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,053 satisfied customers
My 13 y.o. Chi was put in sleep because had a Mast cell tumor!
My 13 y.o. Chi was put in sleep because had a Mast cell tumor! I investigated and learned that he was allergic to Histamine!!! But my ex vet did not notice in the past 7 years!? and kept giving him to… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
9,682 satisfied customers
Help me my dog was diagnose with mast cell tumor about a
Please help me my dog was diagnose with mast cell tumor about a year ago. Had x3 surgery to removed lots of cyst send to pathology x2 and vet I have been seeing recommended steroid shot received once but now he have a big growth in left Wasilla with swollen leg. Don't want to put him to sleep but can't afforded more surgery.and I don't know if he can handle 4th surgery with his age 15 years old. He us still happy alert dog … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
10,722 satisfied customers
My 16 yr old lhasa mix has a mast cell tumor on her neck.
my 16 yr old lhasa mix has a mast cell tumor on her neck. She cannot have surgery because of her age and a heart murmur. The tumor has been growing and she is scratching it a lot lately causing it to … read more
Dr. Jaime
Dr. Jaime
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
196 satisfied customers
My dog had a mast cell tumor removed and was given Rimadyl..
My dog had a mast cell tumor removed and was given Rimadyl.. 50mg BID. I misread the label and gave him the following: Friday he received 50mg in the morning and then 100mg in the evening. Saturday he… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,326 satisfied customers
Can you help my 16 pound dog who had mast cell tumor surgery
Can you help my 16 pound dog who had mast cell tumor surgery 5 months ago. Fluid is building up on her rear, right leg very fast for the last 5 days. Was given steroids this morning. … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
715 satisfied customers
My bichon pure bred was just diagnosed with mast cell tumor,
My bichon pure bred was just diagnosed with mast cell tumor, grade 3. She is not quite 10 years old, 18 lbs. We thought she had an abscess in her mouth and had some loose teeth. They took out 7 teeth … read more
Dr. Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt
Associate Veterinarian
DVM
939 satisfied customers
My dog was recently diagnosed with two mast cell tumors; one
Hi! My dog was recently diagnosed with two mast cell tumors; one on his paw and one on his lip. He also has some mystery lumps in other areas under the skin the another vet brushed off as fatty deposi… read more
Dr. Nicole
Dr. Nicole
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
876 satisfied customers
My dog has a probable mast cell tumor on the side of his
Hi, my dog has a probable mast cell tumor on the side of his face very close to his ear. I just noticed it a few weeks ago. He has had several others over the years. I am concerned about this one beca… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
715 satisfied customers
Chihuauhua chewing on inoperable mast cell tumor on top of
Chihuauhua chewing on inoperable mast cell tumor on top of back foot. … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
8,719 satisfied customers
Research Mast Cell Tumors. My dog has a nodule on the side
Research Mast Cell Tumors. My dog has a nodule on the side of her front paw that was aspirated yesterday to check for MCT. Very worried. … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
8,719 satisfied customers
Our 11 year old goldendoodle has mast cell tumors. We
Our 11 year old goldendoodle has mast cell tumors. We surgically removed a very large tumor (7inch diameter) from her hind leg abou 9 weeks ago, we did the pathology and it showed it was a rapid-growi… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,053 satisfied customers
My girlfriend is afraid that her dog has a Mast Cell Tumor.
My girlfriend is afraid that her dog has a Mast Cell Tumor. But she is just going off pictures from the internet. can you look at picture of dog's lip and see if you think it could be something seriou… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,053 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x