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Bump on Throat of my dog
Pineweasel posted:
My dog, a Jack Russel/Poodle mix has had a small bump under the skin on her throat. It almost seems like a bug bite. I have looked very hard to see if there is a tick attached but I don't see anything. I reminds me of a calcium deposit that I get in my ear lobes occasionally. Do you have any thoughts on what it could be?
Will Draper, DVM responded:
Pineweasel: A lot depends on where "under the skin" it is. It sounds like a cyst, which is usually benign. It may be scar tissue from a bug (or tick) bite, as you mentioned. It could also be a dense (usually benign) fatty growth, though they tend to be more soft than firm. It is not unusual at all for terrier/poodle breeds to get small benign growths on/under their skin as they get older. However, it is best to have it evaluated by your veterinarian (no surprise there:). Best of luck!
Dr. Will


William Draper, DVM, better known as "Dr. Will," is a well-known small animal practitioner in the Atlanta, GA area. He grew up in Inglewood,...More

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