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Our dog has a large soft lump on his head. ABout the size of…

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Our dog has a large soft lump on his head. ABout the size of a walnut. It has been there since he was a pup. Earlier this week he was playing with a smaller dog and rhe lump started bleeding. We have shaved around it and put antibiotics. He is acting normal and he still has an apetitte, Still kind of active He is just very nervous we will toouch it. He is a Great Pyrnese

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know what to do about this bleeding. I'll connect you ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?

He is 5 years old.

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Hi

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

Can you send me a photo of the lump?

Is it adherent to the underlying tissues?

Paul

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Thanks

Give me a minute

Paul

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Wow that is not nice looking

I would recommend surgical removal after managing the inflammation

Are you able to have that arranged?

To decrease the inflammation we can use cold compresses (that will also stop bleeding) and you should get oral antibiotics and an anti-inflammatory

Once it is smaller and more stable it will be a much easier removel

Make sense?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Sir it makes sense. Where can I get oral antibiotics for dogs? What should I use for anti-inflammatory? Are these the same as human? Any idea how much the removal should cost? I am on fixed income.

Here is what I would do:

Physical exam at vets office and then get all the meds

Book surgery for 7-10 days after that

Cost should be about 200-300 dollars

Paul

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thank you for all your help. He is a very good dog and we hate to see him like this.Ed

Very welcome!

Please keep me updated

And you can rate me now- I will leave this link open for you :)

Paul

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Plese send link you were great.

You just have to click on the "rate now" button

Paul

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