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I have a very fit 10 yr old English bully. last night I

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Hi, I have a very fit 10 yr old English bully. last night I noticed a spot of blood on his back, right on the spine so I leaned in and discovered it was a bump about the size of a quarter. The bump has little black scab looking things on it but its not really a scab. I gave it a gentle squeeze and his whole body contracted.

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Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Is he scratching at it all?

Would you be able to take a picture of the bump so i can see what we are dealing with?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
hes not scratching but I guess it'd be hard to get to in the area its in. I think I can send you a pic, have to figure out how to send it from this laptop. can I text you one?
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

It could be a ruptured or infected cyst or a bite from an insect like a spider.

I can send you my email. ***@******.***

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Make sure to get good lighting so i can get a good look

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
thanks. Ill send it asap
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

I'll keep an eye on my email for it.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
hi, its sent. it'll be from***@******.***
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

OK just got it downloading

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

OK, that looks like it may be an infected cyst or a little skin tumor. Given his response to your manipulation of the growth, it is most likely infected. Let's do some moist heat therapy for tonight a few times 5-7 minutes at a time and see if we can get it to a head and allow it to express on its own if it is a cyst. Then apply Neosporin on it tonight before bed and if it is not better tomorrow we may need to get it checked out and make sure if it is infected we get him on antibiotics and some anti-inflammatory medications. If it is not a cyst your veterinarian may need to do a small needle biopsy ( fine needs aspirate) and put the cells on a slide and see what it is.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
understood. Im in prenatal genetics myself so biopsys aren't a stranger to me : (
Thank you and enjoy your night
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

You are most welcome let me know how it goes

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