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Just trying to figure out what a tiny black bump on the dogs

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nose is. perfectly round...
just trying to figure out what a tiny black bump on the dogs nose is. perfectly round. have photos.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: roxy, 15
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about roxy?
Customer: no. cranky old lady. live in conifer, co
Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

I'd be pleased to look at the photos. You can upload photos by using the paperclip or add file icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see those icons on your particular device) or you can use an external app such as dropbox.com/

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Thank you. Give me a moment to take a look, please...

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

This appears to be a tiny melanocytoma - the benign form of melanoma. It can be simply monitored. The general rule is to remove anything that enalrges at an alarming rate (doubles in size in a few months, e.g.), ulcerates, bleeds, or bothers my patient or caretaker. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
ok, thanks. As mentioned, she's an old broad. We'll keep an eye on it.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Another reason just to monitor this. I don't expect anything exciting to come of it. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.

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