Lumps and bumps

Melanocytoma in a Dog: Cookie’s Eyelid Bump that Was Not a Cyst

Melanocytoma in a Dog: Cookie’s Eyelid Bump that Was Not a Cyst

A melanocytoma is a benign tumor of cells that produce pigment—melanocytes. Only a histopathologist can determine the difference between a melanocytoma and a malignant melanoma. As a general rule, tumors of the pigment-producting cells are usually benign where the skin is covered by fur and malignant in bare-skin areas such as lips or nail beds. The one exception are eyelids…

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Foot Lesions in Dogs: What Caused Gemma’s Sore Foot?

Foot Lesions in Dogs: What Caused Gemma’s Sore Foot?

When assessing your limping dog, don’t forget to check for foot lesions or injuries. A sore foot can cause substantial lameness. While joint and muscle injuries are common, you would be surprised at the degree of lameness foot lesions, or injuries can cause in your dog. When Jasmine, who was a tough girl, had an infection on her foot, you…

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Don’t Wait to Aspirate: JD Grows New Bumps

Don’t Wait to Aspirate: JD Grows New Bumps

Nobody likes to find new bumps on their dog, particularly since one was a mast cell tumor already. Since having his bumps aspirated and a mast cell tumor removed last October, JD decided to grow a couple of new ones. Again, they were quite small and there was the possibility that he might have run into a branch and that’s…

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