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Hi Pearl,JA: I'll do all I can to...

Resolved • Response time 9 minutes

24 Aug 2019

Hi Pearl,
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Can you tell me more about what's going on?
Customer: It's me again, Andrea McArthur, with another pet question. I found something strange attached to my dog. I would think its a tick, but it is more long and black than round and black. I took a pic if I can upload it for someone to look at.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with your dog?
Customer: I can't tell what this is attached to his skin.
JA: Where does your dog seem to hurt?
Customer: He doesn't seem hurt, maybe a little sensitive when I touch the area.
JA: OK. No obvious pain. What is your dog's name and age?
Customer: Rascal, 10 years old.
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Are these robo questions? You don't seem to be following me.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?
Customer: No
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Dog Specialist's response
24 Aug 2019
Matthew Baker
Matthew Baker
Hi I’m Dr ***** *****, if you upload the pic I can look at it and try to identify it for you.
24 Aug 2019
Customer reply
24 Aug 2019
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Hopefully this uploaded correctly.
24 Aug 2019
Dog Specialist's response
24 Aug 2019
Matthew Baker
Matthew Baker
That did not allow me to view it
24 Aug 2019
Customer reply
24 Aug 2019
I can’t figure out how to upload it. Sorry.
24 Aug 2019
Dog Specialist's response
24 Aug 2019
Matthew Baker
Matthew Baker
It could be a pigmented skin tag hard to say without seeing it for sure
24 Aug 2019
Customer reply
24 Aug 2019
Is there a number I could text the pic to or an email address?
24 Aug 2019
Dog Specialist's response
24 Aug 2019
Matthew Baker
Matthew Baker
You can send it to my email at***@******.***
24 Aug 2019
Customer reply
24 Aug 2019
Thank you. I just sent it.
24 Aug 2019
Dog Specialist's response
24 Aug 2019
Matthew Baker
Matthew Baker
It appears like possibly a pigmented wart or cyst. I would keep an eye on it to see if it gets bigger. You can try putting some neosporin on it to see if that reduces its size.
24 Aug 2019
Customer reply
24 Aug 2019
Ok. Thank you. I will do that. I am correct, however, that it is not a tick? It is difficult for me to see very well so I did not try to pull it off. I have to take him to vet Monday for bloodwork anyway, so I’ll show it to the vet then. Thank you!!
24 Aug 2019
Dog Specialist's response
24 Aug 2019
Matthew Baker
Matthew Baker
No it does not appear like a tick to me. I would have them look at it but it does not appear like anything serious
24 Aug 2019
Customer reply
24 Aug 2019
Great. Thanks!
24 Aug 2019
Dog Specialist's response
24 Aug 2019
Matthew Baker
Matthew Baker
You are very welcome
Matthew Baker
Matthew Baker
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24 Aug 2019
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