Growth on Dog Lip

by Martin Grecman
(Liverpool, United Kingdom)

Growth on Dog Lip

Growth on Dog Lip


I would like to know your opinion about the grown lump on my dog's lip ( as on the pic ) which appeared 3 weeks ago .
Thank you

Editor Suggestion Growth on Dog Lip

Hi Martin,

I'm not a veterinarian, but I can provide some potential causes for this type of growth.

If the growth appeared suddenly on your dog's lip, it could be more likely due to an acute condition such as an allergic reaction, infection, or abscess. This can be caused by a number of things like insect bites, foreign bodies (like grass seeds or splinters), or exposure to an allergen.

However, some types of growths, including certain tumors, can also appear quite rapidly, so it's essential not to rule anything out based on the speed of development alone.

Other types of explanations for a growth include:

Dental Disease: Oral health issues can sometimes cause swelling or growths on the lips or gums.

Canine Acne: Yes, dogs can get acne too, and this could result in bumps or pustules on or near the lips.

Mucocoeles or Ranulas: These are swellings caused by saliva leaking from a damaged salivary gland.

I'm also assuming that you haven't seen any symptoms such as difficulty breathing or swallowing, appears to be in pain, or is lethargic, these could be signs of a more serious condition and you should seek veterinary attention immediately.

Regardless, any sudden growth should be checked by a veterinarian to determine the cause and appropriate treatment.


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Dog Health Guide

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