Dog

Get Your Dog Care Questions Answered by Experts

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog
This answer was rated:

He has a lump near his bottom. It doesn't seem to hurt him

when I press on it...
He has a lump near his bottom. It doesn't seem to hurt him when I press on it gently. It had a scab on it yesterday but doesn't today. Also all the hair in the area seems to be sticking to it.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Teddy and he is 9
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Teddy?
Customer: He has a heart murmur, diagnosed about 12 months ago.
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
11/17/2017
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 9,645
Experience: 15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
Verified

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Ask Your Own Dog Question

Can you share clear pictures of what you're seeing?

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Customer reply replied 27 days ago
I have tried to add some. Sorry they aren’t very clear.
26EBD28A-5E63-44EA-9EC9...jpeg26EBD2...jpeg44AE09F9-21C3-4930-ABE3...jpeg44AE09...jpeg4CBA6D46-0689-49A6-8334...jpeg4CBA6D...jpeg527B5A95-4F19-4778-9F5B...jpeg527B5A...jpeg
Customer reply replied 27 days ago
He had been trying to lick the area as well.

Unfortunately, I cannot see much in these due to lack of clarity. Where is this located in respect to the anus? Is there any discharge from the lump? Any scooting behavior with the licking?

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Customer reply replied 27 days ago
It’s right next to the anus on the left hand side at the top. The hair in the area is stuck to the skin but there is no discharge currently. He sometimes scoot when he pops but has not been doing it recently.
Customer reply replied 27 days ago
Poos sorry not pops

If the anus were a clock, where on the clock would this lump be? Around 10-11?

Was there discharge before? If so, what color and can you describe it?

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Customer reply replied 27 days ago
It would be around 10-11. Yellow ish discharge.

I am concerned that this may be a small abscess or cyst. The potential for this to be a mass also exists. We often see anal gland concerns in this area, but they're usually witnessed at the bottom half of the anus between the 8 and 4 locations and not above. I would recommend having this area examined. For the time being, clean the area 2x daily with mild soap and water. Pat dry and apply Neosporin. Discourage scooting behavior and place an e-collar to keep him from licking. If you don't already have one at home, you can make one with these directions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFWPH17u0eU Your vet's approach in treatment may vary from a course of antibiotics and watching at home to sedation, lancing and draining the area, potentially placing a drain tube in the area and a course of antibiotics. They will be best able to advise you on what procedure is best when they can examine the area in person and determine what you're seeing.

I hope this information has been helpful. I will be standing by if you have other questions. Let me know if I can help further. Also, before signing off today, please take the time to use the star rating system at the top of the page to leave a rating for me (bottom of the page if using the app). A 5-star rating is appreciated as top notch answers are my focus. If you feel you have received anything less, please reply so that I may help until you’ve received the assistance you need. Until you issue a rating, the website will not compensate me for helping you. You will still be able to chat with me even after issuing a rating at no further charge on this thread.

I will also check in with you over the next few days to be sure you don’t need any additional assistance. If you would like to request me in the future for pet-related questions, you can do so by accessing this page: http://www.justanswer.com/pet/expert-pitrottmommy/?rpt=3800

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Customer reply replied 27 days ago
Thank you.

You're welcome!

PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 9,645
Experience: 15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
Verified
PitRottMommy and 87 other Dog Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

PitRottMommy
Ask Your Own Dog Question
Ask PitRottMommy Your Own Question
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 9,645
9,645 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue

PitRottMommy is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You are a light at the end of scary tunnel when $ are tight, but people need professional help to turn to for help with their dear pets!

LinhCharleston, WV

$1,000 spent at his vet, and I finally get the correct diagnosis from Nancy Holmes for $15

CarolCedar Hill, MO

I think this is the greatest web site in the world. Thanks to all!

JudyNew Haven, CT

I have referred several friends to your web site. I'm impressed with how easy it is to use your site, the Experts available and the quickness of answers.

NinaUSA

I am completely pleased with the quick response that I received in our time of need for our dog, Jasmine. I couldn't believe how quick the response was and I thank you. It's good to know you're there!!

Jasmine's MomUSA

Please let everyone involved with your site know that your Expert, Dr. Lucy, has saved my dog's life. I will recommend your site to all my pet loving friends. Thank you again for simply being there!

Sonya GEasley, SC

Last night my Expert spent close to 3 hours working with me on my dog's illness. Thank you so much for this opportunity to share in her care and knowledge!

Cathie MPompano Beach, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

3,032 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ

Joan

Joan

Vet Tech

5,304 satisfied customers

Vet Tech for over 35+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues

Candy

Candy

Veterinary Technician

7,973 satisfied customers

Practicing Veterinary Technician for 26 years.Former Veterinary Practice Owner, Technician Trainer

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Small Animal Veterinarian.

5,108 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

4,898 satisfied customers

UC Davis Graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management

Theresa

Theresa

A Voice for Your Pet

4,705 satisfied customers

19+ years experience in small animal medicine

Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew

Veterinarian

3,292 satisfied customers

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Questions
I have 130 Newf that may have eaten a small thumb tack.
I have 130 Newf that may have eaten a small thumb tack … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,378 satisfied customers
My 12 year old Yorkie has a swelling and redness to her
My 12 year old Yorkie has a swelling and redness to her vulva for about two weeks. She also has an enlarged inguinal lymph node that has been enlarged for about two years off and on. She has had two F… read more
Katherine Schmidt
Katherine Schmidt
Associate Veterinarian
DVM
348 satisfied customers
She has been vomiting orange reddish chunks the passed 2
She has been vomiting orange reddish chunks the passed 2 days. She's vomited more than ten times … read more
Katherine Schmidt
Katherine Schmidt
Associate Veterinarian
DVM
348 satisfied customers
My dogs got into raid ant poison. They seem ok now. They got
My dogs got into raid ant poison. They seem ok now. They got into it while i was at work. … read more
Joan
Joan
Vet Tech
Private
5,304 satisfied customers
He has been vomiting foam and is shaky when sleeping. I gave
He has been vomiting white foam and is shaky when sleeping. I gave his medicine later than usual and he had not eaten in a while. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My 3 year old golden doodle just threw up in the car. I
Hi, my 3 year old golden doodle just threw up in the car. I think she's done this in the backseat before and I just assumed she was carsick. But when I cleaned it up, it looked orange-ish and had a fe… read more
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler
Dog Behaviorist/Trainer/Breeder/Health
3.75 GPA 36cr. Multiple Tech traini
674 satisfied customers
My spayed dog has diarrhea and has lost some appetite. When
My spayed dog has diarrhea and has lost some appetite. When she come back from using the bathroom (we use a dog door) she comes back with some blood around her vulva that is bright red in color. The i… read more
Katherine Schmidt
Katherine Schmidt
Associate Veterinarian
DVM
348 satisfied customers
Dog ingested pea/dime sized amount of toothpaste with
Dog ingested pea/dime sized amount of toothpaste with fluoride but no xylitol. Do we need to see vet immediately?… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
9,645 satisfied customers
I have a English lab, he's 140-150lbs. He's been licking the
Hello, I have a English lab, he's 140-150lbs. He's been licking the same leg consistently and has made it red and raw. He seems healthy runs, jumps no problem eating and drinking fine.… read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,538 satisfied customers
I have a 14 year old shiatsu Chihuahua mix. She is usually
Hi, I have a 14 year old shiatsu Chihuahua mix. She is usually very spunky and agile. She does not want to jump up or down, eat regular food, drink much and I haven't "seen" her poop in two days. It i… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
9,645 satisfied customers
Dog ate 1 metformin 1000mg. Maggie and 5-6 yrs. No she is
Dog ate 1 metformin 1000mg. JA: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age? Customer: Maggie and 5-6 yrs JA: Is there anythi… read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Small Animal Veterinarian.
5,108 satisfied customers
We got a new puppy and she was sleeping and woke up dizzy
We got a new puppy and she was sleeping and woke up dizzy like wobbly and tries to walk but falls … read more
Sally G.
Sally G.
Independent Contractor
High School or GED
8,338 satisfied customers
My dog licked some bleach that's used to color hair. She
Second opinion] My dog licked some bleach that's used to color hair. She committed 2x and drank a small amount of milk after wards but doesn't want to eat even her favorite food. What should I do? … read more
Joan
Joan
Vet Tech
Private
5,304 satisfied customers
O...she's a 3 1/2 lb Chi & has been having trouble with her
O...she's a 3 1/2 lb Chi & has been having trouble with her stool. I can tell she's constipated. I got some of the Docusate … read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
558 satisfied customers
Washed my bulldog tonight, and in bath rinse water were
Washed my bulldog tonight, and in bath rinse water were tiny, 1/16 “ greenish waxy looking cylindrical things. About two dozen. Mostly came from around neck area. I inspected her skin, no evidence inf… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My 1 year old boston/chi mix got a bottle of ibuprofen while
My 1 year old boston/chi mix got a bottle of ibuprofen while I was out. Could have been up to a hour and a talk ago. He weighs about 10 lbs. What should I do? He only ate 1. All others found and accou… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,378 satisfied customers
He vomited twice last night. Then seemed ok today. Gave him
He vomited twice last night. Then seemed ok today. Gave him small amount of soft food and has just throw up again twice. Hes on my lap and heart seems to be beating too hard. He is a 10 year old cocke… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
9,645 satisfied customers
My dog was licking frozen meal container. I suddenly smelled
My dog was licking frozen meal container. I suddenly smelled aluminum when I looked at the pan it was down to the … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
9,645 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x