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SashasMum
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As mentioned in a previous thread, Sasha has what we think may be a sebaceous (looked up the spelling Jacquie!!) cyst in one of her ears.

I have never seen one of these on a dog before so I dont know what to expect, and today it is bleeding and is obviously irrating her? It is about the size of a mushy pea and blackened on one side where it is scabbing and bleeding.

Has anyone got any experience of these and if so, how do I treat it, or do I take her to the vet next week?

Looking forward to all your advice!!!!

Karen :wave:

  
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I would take her to the Vet. Normally they are just lumps about the size of a pea but can get a bit larger.

I had 7 cut out of my head (I know, thats when they took my brain) LOL. They are blocked pores, normally there is more underneath than what is showing, a bit like an ice berg. They shouldn't bleed, or anoy her.
If I were you I would go to the Vet. Even if it's just to put your mind at reast. You better watch for infection.
Let us know how it goes.
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SashasMum
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I will get her an appointment next week.

I don't think it is irritating her, she came back from a walk and it was bleeding and cut so I think she may have jagged it on something.

It hasn't bled since but it looks scabby and horrible!

I had one cut out of my head too Jacquie - never been the same since :wink:

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Definately think its worth getting it checked out at the vet even if its just for your own peace of mind. If its just one of those cysts it should cause long term problems. I remember cutting one open when i was a student nurse - theyre just full of cream cheese!!!! (bet you can guess why i decided to go into psychiatry!!). Let us know how you get on

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Sasha has an appointment at 9.50am tomorrow (Tues).

Will let you know what they say.

Karen :wave:

  
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That's good. Look forward to hearing your news!



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The vet thinks it could be a histiocytoma but is querying a mass cell tumour :sad:.

She goes in next Wednesday to have it removed and biopsyed, but is on anti biotics until then.

Karen :wave:

  
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Oh poor you and Sasha. I will be keeping my fingers crossed and thinking about you both.Good luck for then.



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Here's hoping Sasha is fine, it looks from your other thread like your vet is well read on the sedative situation, at least that's one worry removed. Big hugs to both of you, keep us posted.



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Thank you Linda and Jacquie. I really am very worried about it just now - the lump looks horrible, its all black and crusty etc.

Just wish it was coming off tomorrow - I have got over a week to worry about it and then another few days until we get biopsy results!

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Hi Karen

It sounds exactly the same as what Tia when she was about two years old. That was a Histiocytoma (don't know if i spelt that right!)

It started off looking like a small cut with a scab on it but increased in size really quickly. She had hers on her side about halfway down her body.

At first we just left it because we thought a small cut - she probably done it play fighting with Kirei and it would heal itself.

But within about ten days it had grown to the size of a 10 pence piece so we took her to the vets and he said it was probably benign but best to have it analysed anyway.

It did look horrible - most of the time it had this big thick scab on it but then she would knock it and it would open up and it was just raw flesh underneath. On Sasha it probably looks a lot worse as well as it would show up much more on a white dog.

She was on antibiotics for a week and then had the operation. She had to go back after ten days to have her stitches out and by then they had the results and it was benign.

She has a very small scar from it - at times you can't see it at all but sometimes it looks like the skin is slightly pinched in that area as they remove some of the healthy skin just to be sure it is all gone. But once removed there is no chance of it returning just because she had it before - it would be a very unlucky dog to get another one.

Apparently theyare quite common in boxers - as are a lot of other skin conditions.

I'm sure it is nothing to worry about ( although i know you can't help but worry).

I will be thinking of you on Wednesday, Try not to worry too much - I am sure all will be fine.

Caroline, Tia, Kirei & Henry Monster xxxx


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Sasha had a hystiocytoma on her side and had it removed this time last year! When we got her it looked like an extra nipple so I got the vet to look at it when she had her health check two days after I got her. Of course the insurance hadn't kicked in then!!

It was treated with fuciderm but just continued to grow until it was the size of a 2p piece in about two weeks. She had it removed and the vet was convinced by then that it was a mass cell tumour because of the aggresive way in which it had grown. We had three frantic days waiting for the vet to call us, but luckily it was a hystiocytoma and they had a full and clean removal.

This one has grown within about 4 weeks, but again the vet is querying a mass cell tumour because of its aggression and discolouration etc. I am heartened though by her previous lump and by your story about Tia, it sounds like these lumps are really awful to look at generally!

She is feeling really lousy right now with the antibiotics and is spending most of her time lying in her bed asleep - I feel really bad for her!

Karen :wave:


  
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Hi Karen

I see you have some experience of a histiocytoma - They are not nice to look at at all are they, when we took Tia to the vet we were really worried because it had grown so fast and we thought that the vet would think that we had neglected to get it checked out.

But he said to us that they can grow so quickly and hers was not the largest he had seen.

Ours told us that it could be a mass tumour and that was why we got it analysed so that we would know for sure.

Just remember that these skin conditions are very common in boxers- quite a lot more common than in most other breeds.

I know what you mean about her feeling lousy with the antibiotics -Tia was the same, she got very grumpy with Kirei whilst she was on them - but it is for the best in the long run.

Henry is having eye drops for his 'cherry eye' at the moment and is lapping up all the attention he can get.

I know you can't help but worry though - Henry goes in to have his lump removed on Monday and I have had to ask my husband to take him as i don't think i would be able to walk away and leave him there (big softy i know) - although i will be there as early as possible to pick him up.

All the best for Wednesday.

Caroline, Tia, Kirei and Henry Monster xxxx



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Same luck back to you for Henry on Monday :loveya:

Karen :wave:

  
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Good luck to you both!!!!

Its worse than having a sick kid, at least the kids can tell us what's wrong with then!



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I have stuck a photo on Sasha's photobucket of her histiocytoma. It's not a clear photo - she wasn't co-operating when we tried to take it!!

I shall post a pic of her after her op!

Karen :wave:

  
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Poor thing - It must be so irritating for her in her ear.

At least Tuesday is getting closer and it will soon be gone - once you get the results back from the analysis it will put your mind at rest.

I tried taking a picture of Henry's poorly eye to show you all but he wouldn't co-operate with that, it was like he was trying to hide and say no you cant show everyone that!!!!
I gave up in the end after about twenty blurred shots or ones of the back of his head.

Good luck once again for Tuesday.

Caroline, Tia, Kirei and Henry Monster xxxx



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Actually, she hasn't really bothered about it too much - luckily!!!

Don't know if I am looking foward to Wednesday to get it over and done with, or dreading it because of what she will have to go through!!

Good luck for Monday!
Karen :wave:

  
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Sorry - getting my days muddled up - so many babies going for ops this week.

Good luck for Wednesday - it is the other Sasha on Tuesday.

I had a nice cuddle with Henry this morning and told him his lump would be gone by tonight. Brendan is taking the day of work today to take him to the vets and i will pick him up after i finish work.

I will just be so glad when it is over with and i won't be worrying any more.

Caroline, Tia, Kirei and Henry Monster xxxx:wave:



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Good luck Sasha and Karen xxxx



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