|Gibson and his gal Harley|
Gibson has had one on his right knee for almost two years. It started off as a simple skin tag. Normal color. Nothing alarming, other than I don't like bumps on my furbabies.
|Skin tag turned weird growth.|
|Growth area post surgery|
|Gibson recuperating post-surgery.|
While I was petting him during the surgical procedure, I discovered another small bump. At first I thought it was possibly a tick, but since the vet team was literally right over him, it's another skin tag, but nothing to be concerned about. We will keep a watch on it, and hope it never grows or changes shape or color.
I held off writing about this until after the results came back in so I could give the full story. I'll jump right to the great news that the growth - a "nevus" - and the surrounding area is clear and benign! Wooo-hooo!
Was it a long, nerve-wracking 10 days until the
|Couples Laser Therapy Session!|
|Wolf's new growth.|
This one started to grow and form a slight "cauliflower" texture, as you can see in the photo here on the right. Now I became concerned. And here's a little history as to why (some of you may remember my post)...
|Wolf's previous growths.|
papilloma that quickly turned into a small, then larger cluster or "cauliflower head" type of growth. No lump underneath could be felt. It was just very weird. I consulted with our vet, and we decided to have it removed.
|What was lurking under the skin.|
My message here is this: If you see a lump, bump, or growth of any kind (yes, it's scary, but try not to assume the worst), please do have it checked out. As with anything, early detection is a good thing. We never know how it may turn out, but the sooner these types of things are looked, and followed up on with your vet, the better. Sometimes small little bumps are just normal skin tags, nothing different from what we get...but sometimes they could be the start of something else. Being proactive can make a difference. At the very least, being proactive can certainly prove to be a great piece of mind.
Talk about being so very thankful...oh, and there was a whole lot of hugging going on...and still is!