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My dog has a grout. Large growth near her right eye. I hope…

My dog has a...

My dog has a grout

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with your dog?

Large growth near her right eye. I hope it is not cancer.

Veterinarian's Assistant: 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?

Peanuts she is eleven

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Peanuts

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Peanuts?

No. I am a five times cancer survivor my self. She let me know when I was sick. I need her to be well. But I cannot afford to take her to a vet.

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Dr. Beth
Dr. Beth, Veterinarian
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Hi, I'm Dr. Beth and I'll do my best to help you today! To make sure I don't miss anything, please give me a moment to review your question - I am not the fastest typist so it may take me a few moments to type out a response.

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Peanuts sounds like a special girl. Is she rubbing at her eye? Is it something that has been there for awhile or did it pop up recently?

Is it something you can upload a picture of?

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Extreme close up! She is a very cute girl-

So it looks like she is holding her eyes open pretty evenly, if something is putting pressure on their eye or causing irritation they usually will have the eyelids somewhat closed or be squinting.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
what do you think? I don't have much money so if you could please answer the question. Please. Patricia

Growths can be a bit tricky in dogs, they are very common as they get older, and many of the types that they get are not cancerous. But just going by how it looks at a glance or how it feels, doesn't really tell us the likelihood of being cancerous.

Do you think it has gotten larger in a short amount of time? That can be more concerning.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It is hard like I said. Not long. About 8 days. It does not hurt to the touch.

The very best way to know if a growth is cancerous, is to look at some of the cells within in under the microscope. A biopsy is the most thorough way to do this, but we can often do an easier 'cheat' to get a tiny sample by putting a little needle into it to get a few cells out to look at under the microscope. Based on how the cells look, we can better gauge if it has cancerous characteristics or not.

I don't think this is an emergency that you have to run her to the vet tonight, and if she is not rubbing at it, I think it would be ok to watch it for a bit. But if she is seeming like it is sore, rubbing at it, or affecting her ability to open her eye, the safest thing would be to get it looked at in person.

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The needle check is quick and simple and generally inexpensive to do in the vet's office if it is not going away.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok. No she is not rubbing it. It is not sore either. I think I will take her in to get it checked out. Like you said. Thanks.... Very much. Have a nice day.

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