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Old 07-23-2014, 07:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have attached a photo of Axel. He has a strange lump on his face. I don't know if it has gradually grown or if it just appeared today but I only noticed it today. I can move it around quiet a bit. Axel has had so many health issues over the past year and the vet bills are just piling up (not to mention Mya has pannus which she takes medication for everyday and Khaine has arthritis which he also takes medicine for everyday). Has anyone ever found a similar lump on their dog? Could it be from a knock or a nip when playing?
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something stuck on the inside of his upper lip? Stick? abscess???
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something stuck on the inside of his upper lip? Stick? abscess???
It could definitely be an abscess. It is soft and round and doesn't seem to cause him much pain. I'm going to wait and see how it is tomorrow and if it is not gone by Friday I will take him straight to the vet. I don't care if I have to sell the tv to pay the vet bills, making sure Axel is healthy is all that matters
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Is he in pain or showing any signs at all of discomfort? Is he eating? It looks like it could be some sort of bite, does he go after bees at all? My girl Tess loves to try and catch bees and I'm always worried that she's going to get stung.

If you are just noticing it today, chances are that it just happened then. Something like that, you just don't over look, unless you haven't been around him due to work or something else.
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Is he in pain or showing any signs at all of discomfort? Is he eating? It looks like it could be some sort of bite, does he go after bees at all? My girl Tess loves to try and catch bees and I'm always worried that she's going to get stung.

If you are just noticing it today, chances are that it just happened then. Something like that, you just don't over look, unless you haven't been around him due to work or something else.
He doesn't seem to be in any pain but with Axel it's always hard to tell. The weather here at the moment is a lot warmer then usual so none of the dogs seem to be eating as much as usual.

I've been with him fro most of the day everyday for the past 2 weeks and I just noticed it today. I had a pitbull that has to be pts because she had lymphoma and she had lumps on that part of her face too which is why i'm so worried.
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Hope it's something simple! We had a cat years ago that got a fluid filled cyst on her face and they just drained it, it never came back.
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Hope it's something simple! We had a cat years ago that got a fluid filled cyst on her face and they just drained it, it never came back.
Fingers crossed! He has already had benign tumors removed from his head and a cyst from his leg. I'll monitor it tomorrow and see how it looks.
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Fingers crossed! He has already had benign tumors removed from his head and a cyst from his leg. I'll monitor it tomorrow and see how it looks.
Wish you the best. I wouldn't take any chances. I would go to the vet. Sooner the better.

We just went through this with Cruz. He had his on his right shoulder blade. It seemed to pop up overnight and got slightly larger than a golf ball. We had it removed and all is looking good now.
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Try applying a hot compress several times a day. If it's an abscess in that spot I would also take a look at his teeth.
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Could he have been bitten or stung by anything? A couple of the recent shelties had similar -- one was a tooth abscess and one was some form of bite or sting. See the vet. I totally understand. I once had to sell an r/c jet because we had 2 adults fail and then pass and then got this shepherd pup and had tons of vet bills.
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