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My sons yorkie that is 10 yrs old has a teat that is really

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My sons yorkie that is 10 yrs old has a teat that is really swollen and looks blackish blue. She also has a small nodule about 2in from it. What do you think it is?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Holly
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Holly?
Customer: not that I can think of she seems to be fine, eats and drinks fine
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 3 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 3 months ago.

I am so sorry that Holly has these changes. I would encourage a veterinary exam and likely removal of these areas as they are a concern for mammary cancer. Even a spayed female can have this potential abnormality and studies have shown that aspiration or poking with a needle will not differentiate from benign mammary growths versus cancerous ones so any new grows that are associated with the mammary chain should be removed and pathology done to determine the level of concern

The discoloration is also a worry and the more quickly these are removed the less chance for spread but also ulceration and irritation from chewing

I don't want to frighten you, if small and removed promptly these are often not a longterm concern even if cancerous but should be removed without haste

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