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Tick Like Mole Growth Any ideas?

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 04:37 PM

Saw a little black dot on pooches leg the other week and originally thought it was a tick but on further inspection found it to just be a type of mole as the whole surface area was attached to the other skin (no burrowed head).

It has increasingly gotten bigger and just noticed it today and it is HUGE!!!!

Am I kidding myself? Is it a tick? (There is no borrowed head and it sits off the skin like a mole) I have never seen a tick on a creature before.

Not after something to replace a vet, but if it is somethin harmless then I can figure out what to do. If not we will be taking her to the vet asap, don't worry about that


Any ideas? :laugh:

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 04:41 PM

skin tag maybe?

ETA if was a tick you would have some kind of illness etc (well i think so)

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 04:55 PM

Doesn't look like a tick to me... they are glossier after they have gorged themselves on loads of blood, you would be able to see their little legs around the head and redness on your dog where it has latched on (though, that may be the case with a mole if you've been sussing it out)

We get quite a few around here. Some aren't the paralysis type so there may nit be sumptoms like dizziness or paralysis involved.

That looks like a mole to me.... but I'll do that same old chant... If in doubt, see a vet :laugh:

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 06:39 PM

Doesn't look like a tick to me either.

Id say it was a mole, but if its got alot bigger Id be getting it checked out.

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 07:22 PM

It was the size of a match head a month ago.

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 07:57 PM

Ticks have legs. If it has been on the dog for a month, I don't think it is a tick.

If it was on my dog, I would go directly to the vet, and get it checked out. It may be one of those funny blood filled black things they get sometimes, but anything that looks like that, and grows at such a rate, is IMHO worth a vet visit.

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 08:36 PM

 Jed, on 5th Jan 2007 - 07:57 PM, said:

It may be one of those funny blood filled black things they get sometimes,

What are 'those' things? I have never heard of anything like it before

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 08:57 PM

looks like a skin tag, but how old is your pooch?

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 09:01 PM

She will be two in a week

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 09:06 PM

hrm....too young for lumps and bumps yet....google as much as you can about moles, but
curiosity would get the better of me, probably go to the vet when you can.

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 09:58 PM

Sorry, Pixel, my brain left the building this afternoon, and I cannot think what they are called - but they are black lumps, like your photo, difficult to remove or break, and they are filled with blood. They DO have a name, and they are not a problem. That is what it looks like - however, I would still go to the vet. Make sure he aspirates it.

Incidentally, ticks have legs, and if you suspect a tick, get a magnifying glass and check it out for legs!!

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hrm....too young for lumps and bumps yet


Unlikely, but not impossible. Unfortunately, a lot of lumps look and feel like other varieties of lump - some are just harmless things dogs get, and some are horrible nasties. Often the vet can't tell the difference either, so it's worth checking out.

There are lumps which are easy to identify as x or y - but that one is a bit of a poser. :laugh:

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 02:47 PM

My dogs have some of those aswell its where they have had bites and they just appear, heres one on my dogs ear. theres another one on his shoulder but its a bit more scarlike.
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I think they are just like a skin tag where bacteria has gotten in, no vets said anything to me about it when they have a check up.

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 10:33 AM

 Jed, on 5th Jan 2007 - 09:58 PM, said:

Sorry, Pixel, my brain left the building this afternoon, and I cannot think what they are called - but they are black lumps, like your photo, difficult to remove or break, and they are filled with blood. They DO have a name, and they are not a problem. That is what it looks like - however, I would still go to the vet. Make sure he aspirates it.


That is exactly what it is. It bleeds like the clappers. We took her to the vet yesterday and got a dopey overseas vet (no offense to those trained or from overseas but we have had issues with her before). She had absolutely no idea what it was and suggested we get it removed ($300ish :thumbsup:) She tried to take some of it and oput it on a slide but all she said she saw was blood and doesn't know if she got any of the 'mass'. She said she would call us next week and let us know.

I will google around to see if I can find out what they are. Don't really want to spend $300 on something that isn't needed.

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 10:37 AM

Is it possible that it is a wort?

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 10:43 AM

I have never heard of warts on dogs. Could be.

I have googled and wish I didn't.

Found these
http://silenceisdefe...a/06450645.html
http://www.veterinar....plx?P=A&A=1449
http://en.wikipedia....Hemangiosarcoma

Says it is a dermal Hemangiosarcoma and Pit bull, boxer, and German shepherd dog affected more commonly than other breeds :hug:

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