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Hi Kim,

2 Year old Toy poodle came home from the groomer yesterday and I see a bump above her right eye. It's not discoloured, it's her skin colour (not dark, brown or red), about 1/4"around, smooth, not flaky. She doesn't seem to be scratching it and it didn't seem to bother her when I rubbed my finger over it. Doesn't seem to have a head or pore on it. It's about a 1/4" above the inner corner of her eye, on her forehead close to her muzzle.  

Preliminary research on the net didn't reveal any similar conditions or photos.

She was last groomed 2 months ago and I did not see it then.

Will try to get her in to see a Vet / Skin Specialist but would appreciate your feedback.


Hello Kathryn,
Is it possible to send me a picture of it.  There are many things it could be.  It could be an ingrown hair, a smooth bump that can be slightly red or it can be normal skin colored.  It could be a pimple type bump that hasn't formed a head yet, or it could be a tumor bump.  Does it feel fluid filled or is it hard.  
My first guess would be an ingrown hair, but I would go ahead and take her to the Vet just to be sure.  
If you want to send me a picture, my e-mail addy is

I hope this helps you some.  If you have other questions about this or other Poodle questions in general, please feel free to ask me.

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I can answer general questions about Poodles. My specific area of expertise is Standard Poodles, but I will answer all questions about Poodles and dog related questions if I can. If I can't answer your question, I will be able to find information or someone who can.


I am a Dog Groomer and Dog Trainer, who has raised Standard Poodles for over 25 years. I can answer Housebreaking questions, Obedience/Training questions, Grooming questions, Breeding questions, and General Dog questions. I can also give SUGGESTIONS about general Health questions, but as I am not a Certified Vet, I cannot and will not diagnose illnesses. If you think that your dog is seriously ill, please contact your own Vet.

I am a member of the American Kennel Club.

I have worked at several Pet stores in my area, worked for a year as a Vet Tech, was an apprentice for a Dog Trainer, and have also worked at a Grooming/Showing kennel for several months. I have also raised, shown, currently train, and groom my own Standard Poodles, and have for over 25 years.

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