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Old 12-04-2012, 02:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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this is on Lukins ear, is it a skin tumor? Should he see a vet immediately? i hope not, poor guy just had TPLO surgery on friday. Cant catch a break

edit: when i first noticed it, it looked like a cut, so i had put quik-stop on it, could that have caused this?

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Old 12-04-2012, 06:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It is pretty angry looking. Are there holes in it? Is it draining?

I would definitely have the vet look at it. It could be anything from a bug bite to a tumor.

Hope it is nothing!
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I would get it looked at. Lumps and bumps are serious when it comes to boxers who are known for cancers. With that said, that looks EXACTLY like the bumps that Riley got a LOT of. His always turned out to be histiocytomas which will usually go away on their own in a couple of weeks. Still, I'd want to get it looked to be 100% certain that's what it is. If you'd rather just try to wait it out, I'd give it a week or so to see if it changes in size or shape. If it starts going away it should be nothing to worry about, but if it gets bigger or the texture changes definitely have it checked out,
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I would probably play it safe & get it checked out. Better to be safe than sorry. Keep us posted.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:30 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It looks like a histiocytoma to me. I personally wouldnt run back to vet just quite yet. You have a long road ahead of you with healing from surgery. Give him a couple of weeks and see if the swelling goes down.

Lots of kisses for Lukin. Poor guy has had a rough go, hopefully its only uphill from here.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ok thanks, Im going to definately wait it out for a bit.

Thanks Kari.
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Looks like a histio to me too.....they take a few months to heal up!
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