Grooming your dog is a good time to look for any problems with their skin, nails, ears, and teeth. Belle, like most dogs, will hide any injury as best as she can. Only because I wrestle with her and bathe her regularly have I found things that were bothering or hurting her.
Recently, while rubbing her stomach, I found a strange bump on her skin. I wasn’t sure what it was, so I pulled the hair back from the spot to see if it was a tick or something else. I hate pulling of ticks, but I will when I have to!
This spot looked like some strange growth of skin. It doesn’t seem to bother her, but since we are scheduled for a vet visit next week. We’ll ask the doc what he thinks it is and what we should do about it.
Belle had another similar spot along her neck that we had removed largely because it was at her dog collar line and could get infected or irritated. The vet also wanted to make sure it wasn’t a cancerous growth. Luckily, everything was fine and the removal went smoothly.
I really hate to have Belle under anesthesia, but if the vet says we should get it removed, that’s what we’ll do.