Skin Tag

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Postby pitbullmamaliz » October 26th, 2010, 6:11 pm

Inara has a skin tag on her right front elbow - I assume it's nothing for me to be paranoid about? She doesn't care when I fiddle with it so it doesn't seem to bother her.
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Postby iluvk9 » October 26th, 2010, 6:41 pm

My dogs have had them. Vet never was concerned, so neither was I.
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Postby TheRedQueen » October 26th, 2010, 7:09 pm

My doggy nephew has a really gross-looking skin tag...it looks like a piece of chewed gum stuck to his chest. But since the vet's not worried, it stays. My dad's old doberman had one that looked like a tiny penis sticking out of his belly. :giggle:
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Postby Patch O' Pits » October 26th, 2010, 9:07 pm

Apache had one that literally looked like a finger on her butt. So I took it off... Skin tags are no big deal. But anything that looks even a little funky makes me freak out after losing Sock-M to cancer so young.
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Postby Malli » October 27th, 2010, 3:14 am

Yeah I think for the most part as long as their small its not a big deal. When I got Oscar's teeth cleaned and a growth from the inside of his eyelid removed I had 2 on his face removed, I think my Vet warned me they'd probably come back.
He has more now, and I hate them :( I've been scheming in my head for a while on an inexpensive way to remove them.

But yes, generally they are pretty harmless, just icky.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » October 27th, 2010, 7:06 am

That's what I figured. Thanks all!
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Postby mnp13 » October 27th, 2010, 9:50 pm

Tie a string around it, that makes them fall off...

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Postby HappyPuppy » November 3rd, 2010, 1:13 pm

Ugh - Ruby has a small one on her neck - looks more like a skin colored mole and I hate it. Ha ha on the ganglion with the bible - anything that helps, right? I used to punch the one on the top of my foot with my fist - I'm so glad it seems to have gone away now. They are painful!
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Postby call2arms » November 29th, 2010, 12:22 am

Most of the time they're small papillomas (warts), and they will just grow on and on. We do cryo on them at work, just like for people's warts. No anesthesia, I guess local can be done but that's probably more painful than removing the wart itself... Local buuurns.
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