Bump on Dog's Face - What Should I Do - Suggestion From Our Editor

by Ulla Ogasawara
(Japan )

Bump on Side of Dog Face

Bump on Side of Dog Face

My 5 year old medium poodle, male, got a bump on his face a month ago. It’s on the side of his nose about half an inch from his lip . Vet looked and said we should wait a month to see if it changes or goes away . It’s still there , looks the same . The bump has no hair and is skin color, no pus or flakes. Please tell me if I should worry, the wait is so stressful.

Editor Suggestion Regarding Veterinarian Advice For a Bump on a Dog's Nose

Hi Ulla,

Sorry to hear about the bump on your dog's face. Here are some thoughts on the condition.

Starting with the image, it shows your dog's nose with a small, hairless, skin-colored bump. There are no signs of inflammation, pus, or flakiness around the bump.

Based on the image an your note, here are some general thoughts:

Many dogs develop benign skin growths as they age. These can include cysts, which are fluid-filled sacs, or other harmless tumors.

If the bump remains unchanged and doesn't seem to bother your dog, continue monitoring it. However, if it grows in size or changes in appearance, it's a good idea to consult your vet for further evaluation. A biopsy can be performed to determine the nature of the growth.

Dogs can develop bumps from insect bites or
as a reaction to something they've come into contact with. The course of action however is the same. Monitor the bump. If it's an allergic reaction or bite, it will likely resolve on its own over time. However, if you notice any sudden changes or if your dog seems to be bothered by it, consult your vet.
Skin Infection: Sometimes, localized skin infections can result in bumps.

If the area becomes red, warm, or emits pus, it might be infected. In this case, you should see your vet as soon as possible. They might prescribe a topical treatment or antibiotics.

Ulla, I understand that waiting and seeing can be stressful, especially when it comes to your dog. Given that the bump has remained unchanged and there are no signs of distress or discomfort in your dog, it might be a benign condition.

If you are still concerned, it's always a good idea to seek a second opinion from another vet. Remember, while I can provide guidance based on the information you've given me, an in-person examination is the best way to get a definitive diagnosis.

Please keep us up to date on your dog's condition.

Editor and Publisher
Dog Health Guide

Please note: This information is intended to complement, not replace, the advice of your pet's veterinarian. Always consult a vet for professional medical advice about your pet's health.

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