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Old May 20th 07, 03:10 PM
LucyLhasa LucyLhasa is offline
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Question tail growth

help. my lhasa apso has developed what appears to be a growth on the tip of her tail. i first thought it was a parasite but it looks like a toenail and is white and curled. what is this and how can i remove it without hurting her???
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Old May 20th 07, 07:24 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
Melinda Shore
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LucyLhasa wrote:
help. my lhasa apso has developed what appears to be a growth on the
tip of her tail. i first thought it was a parasite but it looks like a
toenail and is white and curled. what is this and how can i remove it
without hurting her???


It could be any one of a number of things, including tail
bone having erupted through the skin. Presumably you'll
want to know if it's a growth or not, if it's a malignancy
or if it's benign, if it's an injury or not, etc. Right?
Take her to a vet, where not only could it be removed under
a local anesthetic (if that's what's appropriate), but
you'd be able to find out if it's something more serious
that requires ongoing care.
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Old May 20th 07, 07:33 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
FurPaw
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Default tail growth

Melinda Shore wrote:
In article ,
LucyLhasa wrote:
help. my lhasa apso has developed what appears to be a growth on the
tip of her tail. i first thought it was a parasite but it looks like a
toenail and is white and curled. what is this and how can i remove it
without hurting her???


It could be any one of a number of things, including tail
bone having erupted through the skin. Presumably you'll
want to know if it's a growth or not, if it's a malignancy
or if it's benign, if it's an injury or not, etc. Right?
Take her to a vet, where not only could it be removed under
a local anesthetic (if that's what's appropriate), but
you'd be able to find out if it's something more serious
that requires ongoing care.


You never know... Dylan grew a tumor on her tail when she was 7.
It was removed and found to be benign.

However, when the vet was intubating her for anesthesia, he
discovered a tumor under her tongue - which was squamous cell
carcinoma, not benign. If we hadn't taken her in for surgery on
her tail, who knows how long it would have taken us to discover
the other tumor - she'd shown no signs of having any problem. As
it was, we had it treated (cost us megabucks, but who was
counting???) and had her with us for another four years.

FurPaw

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