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weird pimple/bump on lower jaw lip line
  • for the last week my dog has had this weird looking pimple like object just below his lower lip line. is started on small and over the week has grown to the size of a pea and is red it color. he doesnt seem to be in any pain when i touch it and it almost looked like maybe and ingrown hair due to the fact they is one hair coming staright out the middle of it so i applied so pressure to it when didnt hurt him at all and a little amount of blood came out while pressure was applied but quit soon as it was taken away. i been putting antibacterial cream on it for the past couple days but doesnt seem to have changed at all does anyone know what this might be?
  • Just a guess, but I'd say it's an allergic reaction to something (could be anything).  I believe it's called folliculitis.  Keep applying the antibiotic ointment and see if it helps.  If you use plastic dishes for water or food, you might try switching to metal.  My lab had those when we were using plastic and when I switched to metal they went away.  However, she's had them the last several months again and this time it's allergies, but we don't know what to.
  • ORIGINAL: cakana

    Just a guess, but I'd say it's an allergic reaction to something (could be anything).  I believe it's called folliculitis.  Keep applying the antibiotic ointment and see if it helps.  If you use plastic dishes for water or food, you might try switching to metal.  My lab had those when we were using plastic and when I switched to metal they went away.  However, she's had them the last several months again and this time it's allergies, but we don't know what to.

     
    thanks for the info ill do some research on this. im pretty sure its not his bowl though for the fact that it has been the same one for the past 6 months and this just came about recently we did switch his food to a different brand (canadie) 3 weeks ago and its doing wonders for his skin and coat but maybe its related
  • I think Canidae is a great food, but if you made the switch 3 weeks ago and this appeared about a week ago, it's be the first thing I'd be considering.  You could always try a switch to something else and just see if it clears up.  By the way, it can take awhile to heal and go away, so you'd want to try the switch for at least a few weeks. 
  • since this post i have switched him from the canidae to natural balance potatoe and duck formula so hopefully that helps. i also dont think thei has anything to do with the hair anymore now its just a light pink bump about the size of a pea right below his lower lip it doesnt hurt him at all so i dunno what it is. i have been putting cream on it but it doesnt seem to be doing anything so i dunno
  • When you say that it's the "size of a pea", do you mean that's the approximate diameter, but that it's flat...or is it also round like a pea?  Either way, I think I'd have it checked out by a Vet.  When it comes to lumps and bumps, the sooner you get them diagnosed, the better.   
  • My friends dog had sometime that sounds very similar and in the same spot. The vet diagnosed it as a WART. She did receive treatment as the dog was about to go to the boarders, however the vet said like human warts it will dissappear on it's own if left untreated. Apparently they are contagious - so becareful of other dogs if indeed it is a wart.

    Good Luck!
  • This sounds like the beginning of the allergy related sores that I'm dealing with in my lab, Sassy.  Keep your eye on it.  If you're not using something like Neosporin, you might give that a try.  Hopefully it will begin to heal, but if it doesn't or you see more of them,  I'd suggest a visit to the vet.
  • It could be just about anything.  From the basic description, it also sounds like a type of growth that my dog has had problems with in the past called cutaneous histiocytoma, which is a benign type of round cell tumor.  They started out blood-red and then faded to a light pink and were for the most part about the size of a pea.  My dog never got them around the mouth, but if I remember correctly from my research, in some breeds, the mouth area is a common place to get them. 
  • ORIGINAL: minimom

    It could be just about anything.  From the basic description, it also sounds like a type of growth that my dog has had problems with in the past called cutaneous histiocytoma, which is a benign type of round cell tumor.  They started out blood-red and then faded to a light pink and were for the most part about the size of a pea.  My dog never got them around the mouth, but if I remember correctly from my research, in some breeds, the mouth area is a common place to get them. 


    i did some research after you mnetioned this and found a picture simular to what it looks like so ill post that along with this. only difference between the pic and my dog is the pic is dark red and my dogs started dark red and now is pink and the picture one looks bigger and mine is size wise about as round a pea and is flat on top. so will it go away on its own oe does it need to get removed?

    he has a bunch of what i would call skin tags down on the soft spot on his belly around his "junk" that are more narrow and pointy and are skin color but i am not worried about those well as much

  • i forgot to mention that this growth developed in about a weeks time. it grew to the size it is currently and has stayed the same
  • tried neosporen for 2 weeks and didnt seem to change anything
  • Stryker, yep that's what my dog's histiocytomas started out looking like and then the color would fade to a light pink.  They would also get a flat area on the top after a period of time.  I've attached some ;photos of some of his after the color had faded.  But don't let these photos freak you out.  IF your dog has a histiocytoma, and I'm not saying that he does...it is very unusual for a dog to get multiple histocytomas like my dog did.  In fact the specialist told me that he'd never seen a dog get so many. 



  • All I can say is that my lab's sores on her chin, that we think are allergy related, do not look like this picture.  Sorry, but I have no experience with this type of thing, but might be worth a trip to the vet for a quick check.
  • I don#%92t have a clue as to what that could be!


      Heidi once had a pimple like thing on her chin, it went away, it never turned red just looked exactly like a pimple.


      That red thing would scare me!