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whats this thing on my dogs leg?

asked 2018-11-13 14:36:04 -0500

i just found this on my dogs back leg about a inch from her paw. i dont know what it is. shes just got over having fleas but shes still scratching and biting herself a lot. i havent seen her mess with this thing on her leg but im concerned about what it could be. she also has some little pimple like bumps on her body like 8-10 of them. they dont seem to bother her tho. but this thing on her leg has me concerned. she is a 8 year old morkie poo. i attached a picture of it too

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answered 2018-11-14 22:05:21 -0500

Sorry but this forum doesn't support the posting of pictures, even though it gives the appearances it does. Even if you were able to post a picture all anyone could do is speculate on what it is. Fleas can cause other issues with the skin, I recommend you take your pup to the Vet to have it properly addressed. Best of luck

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Since she just got over those fleas, there could be some residual still on her. Just keep bathing her and keep an eye out for irritation. If she's scratching really bad just take her the vet so nothing become infected. Good luck!

Allie S.'s profile imageAllie S. ( 2018-11-16 22:48:32 -0500 )edit
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answered 2018-11-16 06:12:18 -0500

Taking your pup to the vet is the best answer any of us can give. Even if we were Veterinarians it would be innapropriate to make a diagnosis from a description alone. If she's still itching she may have FAD (Flea Allergy Dermatitis). If you don't see fleas on your baby that doesn't mean they aren't in the environment (home, yard, etc.). Only about 5-10% of the fleas in an environment are on your pet so you may be fighting a flea problem still. Getting your baby on flea preventative and treating your house with an IGR is the way to go. Treating just one or the other won't get rid of them if you have an infestation. Also remember that vacuuming is a productive way of getting the flea eggs. As for the bump on your pups leg it could anything from a skin tag to a fatty tumor to osteosarcoma so a vet visit is recommended. Hope this helped!

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