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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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My dog is an older dog a terrier mix of some kind, he has

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my dog is an older dog a terrier mix of some kind, he has not has any veterinary services in a few years because I cant afford it. I do give him flea and tick medicine and he lives outside. my concern is he has developed small cauliflower looking bumps or lumps on his paws and his hind leg trembles when he's standing and sometimes laying down, he also has a lump that resembles a tick but it isn't. I still cant afford veterinarian care but I'm concerned.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your terrier?
Customer: no his appetite is good but and he has a flea allergy so the flea season hard on him but he's not visually sick, his name is ***** ***** about 13 years old
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

Sebaceous gland tumors - nodular sebaceous hyperplasia, sebaceous epitheliomas, and sebaceous adenomas - are commonly described as cauliflower-like growths. They're common in older dogs and most often benign. Can you upload a photo(s) of these bumps/lumps as well as the lump that resembles a tick to our conversation? You can use the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see that icon) or you can use an external app such as

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His tremor when standing can result from pain in his leg, hip, or spine or represent an orthostatic tremor which occurs while standing but resolves when moving or recumbent. Pain can be addressed with aspirin dosed at 10 mg/lb with food twice daily. An orthostatic tremor need not be addressed.

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