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Old 02-12-2009, 07:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Strange Red Bump under Brewer's Chin

Brewer has had a bump growing under his chin for a couple weeks now. At first (and after looking through some posts), we thought it was a pimple or an ingrown hair. There is no "whitehead" on it nor does anything happen if we squeeze it, so I do not think it is just a zit. He doesn't seem to notice it and does not react in any way if we put pressure on it. It is definitely bigger than it was a week ago, and sometimes looks bright red and sometimes fades to almost white.

We are sure its probably nothing, but wanted to see if this is a familiar issue with anyone else. See below for some pictures of the bump. We called the vet and they recommended we keep an eye on it and see if it goes away before bringing him in.



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Old 02-12-2009, 07:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It looks like a hystio to me too.

Give it a couple of weeks - monitor. If it is ,then it should clear up on its own. My dogs have had them, and I have used peppermint oil on them (anti-viral remedy) and they tend to go down.
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Yup what HannaBanana said. Damien had one on his ear once (I freaked!)

kept my eye on it and it went away on it's own.
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Luke has the same thing on his muzzle. It will go away in a while. Just keep an eye on it tho in case it gets bigger or anything.
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:30 AM   #5 (permalink)
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This morning we woke up and there was some blood coming from the bump. I squeezed it and some more blood came out, but Brewer didn't even flinch, so we know it isn't hurting him. Last night, my wife put hydrogen peroxide and neosporin on the bump, so I am thinking that had something to due with the blood this morning.

We will be out of town all weekend, so if it hasn't diminished in size by the time we get back, we might take him in just in case.
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Awww poor baby. . .i agree, trip to the vet would be a good thing. . .hope he gets well soon
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It could be a hystio or a warty growth - they look very similar - my last dog used to get both - one (hystio) would sometimes go away - the other would grow bigger - try not to be too concerned. But a trip to the vet would probably be a good idea - if only to put your own mind at rest [-O<
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