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Growth on the ear?

Postby Nichole » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:17 pm

Violet has a hard wart-like growth on her ear. Both of my girls already had papillomas last year so I don't think it could be that - I was told that once they are exposed they show active warts just the once and then the body fights them off so I shouldnt see any more. Any thoughts on what it could be? Could it actually be a papilloma?

Not sure if these pics help but this is the area in question.
Not sure if this warrants a vet visit just for this.

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Re: Growth on the ear?

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:18 pm

It looks like a sebaceous cyst to me. I would observe for now and monitor for growth or discharge.
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Re: Growth on the ear?

Postby Nichole » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:22 pm

AllisonPibbleLvr wrote:It looks like a sebaceous cyst to me. I would observe for now and monitor for growth or discharge.


Are they firm? This is firm like a wart. I felt it a few months ago and just hoped it would go away but it hasnt.
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Re: Growth on the ear?

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:28 pm

Nichole wrote:
AllisonPibbleLvr wrote:It looks like a sebaceous cyst to me. I would observe for now and monitor for growth or discharge.


Are they firm? This is firm like a wart. I felt it a few months ago and just hoped it would go away but it hasnt.

Yes and can often grow and fill with sebum. They are harmless unless they bother the dog but they aren't pretty if they rupture. Many go away on their own.

Out clinic shah tzu gets tiny ones like this all the time.
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Re: Growth on the ear?

Postby Nichole » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:29 pm

Okay cool, thanks! I'm glad I asked. It doesn't seem to be bothering her so I'll just let it be unless it shows signs of irritation or infection. <3
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Re: Growth on the ear?

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:31 pm

And love her, warts and all ;)
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