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Skin tag size of a golf ball narrow neck dangling. can I tie

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skin tag size of a golf ball narrow neck dangling. can I tie it off with dental floss to make it drop off?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.


Sorry to hear about this growth.

No, I would not recommend it at all. But why?

Well, I see cases like this all of the time, where the tie did not work or it worked and the skin got horribly infected. It ended up costing the client hundreds of dollars more in antibiotics, cleaning the wound, and anti-inflammatory medication. They can get really ugly.

If it is benign, I would encourage waiting, and talking to the vet about simply removing it under sedation or removing it at a time when under anesthesia, like for a routine dental cleaning.

Hope that information helps

Dr. Andy

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.

Hope everything is going okay?

May I be of any further assistance?

Dr. Andy