Message Number: YG5252 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-07 10:47:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Growth on Face

In a message dated 07/07/01 4:33:44 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

My 5 year old male has a growth on the side of his face (near
where the
whiskers grow out). Over the last few weeks it was a small, round
bump. It has grown somewhat and is now about the size of 1/3 of a
eraser. It has also changed color from pinkish to dark red/rust

Well, this could be a mast cell tumor, especially with the history
of having
them in the past. It could also be something completely different.
I would
probably watch it for now until you get the other problems under
control. If
it starts to get bigger or bother him, I'd remove it. Once he's
stable, and
the other problems aren't a factor, if it's still there, consider
removing it.

Dr. Ruth
Save lives - spay or neuter your pet.