Ask the Veterinarian/Small growth my dog's face
Hi. My 9 yr old miniature poodle, Chenille, has a small growth on her snout. It was a little pink dot.. and now its grown to a small yet bulbous shaped growth. I am including a photo. When I saw my vet, it was just the dot and he said not to even wory about it. But now that its grown I'm a bit concerned. I'm including a photo. Does this look like something that could be cancerous?
The only way to know if it is cancerous is to have it removed and sent to a pathologist for analysis. Many small skin growths of older dogs are benign, but they can grow quite large. In my practice, I have a CO2 laser and I can remove these with little trouble and very little scarring. If it is on the face, it will bleed when it is removed and if your vet does not have a laser, they may need to cauterize it and put sutures in it.