Im a little nervous about the smallish growth on the my dogs nose. I am going to bring her to the vet this week I just thought I would ask if anyone else has seen this type of problem on thier dogs noses. It started out about 1/8" round and in the corse of a month it has scabbed over several times each time getting a little larger and now it is about the size of a small pea. When the scab has fallen off it it brite red and moist but it does not have any discharge. It is firm to the touch. Please shed some light if you can.
I had something similiar to this happen to one of my dogs. I had a family emergency and had to leave town for a week. When I got back, the bump looked really bad. My mom had watched the dog while I was gone and didn't want to worry me. Anyway, I took her to the vet when I got back and she had an infected tooth and it was so bad that the infection ruptured and pushed all the way to the outside of her nose. We had the tooth removed, and she was treated with antibiotics and was fine. The odd thing was, during this whole time that she had was must have been a painful infection, she continued to play with chew toys, and eat normally. Have a vet check it out, tooth infections can be really bad for your dog, just like people.
My minpin has a largish growth on her nose also. It started small just behind the dark part of her nose and got progressively bigger; about 1/4" diameter now, black in colour, just like her nose. There are also two smaller growths, one on her lower left eyelid and one just back of the big growth. I've been thinking warts, because they don't seem to bother her and pressing on it doesn't seem to hurt her at all. I have an appointment with the vet to have a look.
My Maltese had a small wart like growth on her nose but yesterday I noticed that it had either grown or she got another growth. At first I thought she had sniffed a plant and a seed or something had stuck to her but indeed it was part of her. It looks like a tiny finger or some tiny appendage growing on her muzzle above her nose. It is about 1/4 long and pinkish in color. I've never seen or heard of anything like this before and I hope someone can tell me what it might be. I live on a very small income of social security but will do anything for her, she means everything to me. I will do anything to make sure she get to the vet to have it taken care of.
Rosanne, I believe my dog has something simliar and I have taken him to the vet and they have no idea of what it could be they want to do a biopsy and test the wart like growths but have not yet done so. So please if you figure out any possible diagnoses please let me know. Thanks
Hi, My doggie was hypothyroid and on Synthyroid. I was to give the med in Am and PM. I starting giving in AM only. She developed a wart like growth on the edge of her nose. I took her to the vet, biopsied it, declared it was some kind of reaction (big bill too) and nothing more. Some time later I found out it was an autoimmune reaction to the medication. i started giving it as directed and the growth disappeared.
My miniature pinscher, for over a month, developed a small growth on his nose. It started out like a small flat white spot. Then it grew outward . . . again over just a month's time. And it kept growing longer but overall was still small. It was pinkish white and was squishy. It was not very symmetrical and looked like a fungus in some ways. And it also looked like what some humans have in the form of a mole. Most people (including myself) have flat black moles I think. Anyway, you could take your finger and move the growth on my dog's nose around--from side to side. It would not scratch off (I gently tried). And it didn't seem to bother him. But I went to the vet and she called it a "skin tag". She said it was very similar to a human's mole, but that mainly older dogs got them and could get them all over. My dog is just 2 years old. She said they were usually benign but the only way to tell for sure is to biopsy it or have it burned off. She also said that if it grew longer it might start to irritate my dog or get in the way of him pawing his nose. then if he scratched it it would start to bleed etc. So she preferred to burn it off. It took 5 minutes for her to burn it off. You can't even tell he had it on his nose. His nose is numb and if all miniature pinschers are like mine they would be miserable with a numb nose as he likes to twitch and move it around all the time as he is always sniffing something . . . in the air . . . on the ground. . . etc. I have some pain pills to give him over the next two days in case he becomes uncomfortable when then numbness wears off. Anyway posting here as I looked around for similar pet owner experiences without finding a close match online or a solution. But of course most situations are different so go to the vet. Glad I did.