Joined: Apr 2005
Originally Posted by nickthedog
My 15 year old mixed breed dog (around 22 pounds) is in fairly good health but has a fatty benign tumor around his penis. I took him to the vet and he did a sample and it didn't show cancerous. The vet suggested that I could just leave it because he didnt think it would grow anymore. This was about 2 months ago and it was the size of a quarter.
It has since grown to the size of a orange. While it doesnt seem to bother him he does lick it constantly and has licked the area raw and it is blistering.
If I could cover it for a few days it might heal a bit. I have tried several band-aid type bandages but he licks them right off in 20 minutes. Can someone suggest something more sticky to use?
Also what do poeple think about how fast it has grown? Should I think about removal or wait until it becomes a problem
(beacuse of his age). I am not sure what the right thing to do is. I have seen that these fatty growths can just grow back in some cases anyway.
Look forward to any help for my best friend.
It seems like it is already becoming a problem...for him, if he is continually licking it, he will eventually make it sore, and he may even start to nibble away at it,
That is a huge increase in growth is such a sort time, and if it was me, I would be back at the vets and investigate the removal of it.
Don't forget the bigger it is the bigger the op, the more skin they need to take away, and the more invasive it will be to remove.
If it is growing at such a rate, best IMO to have it removed now.
I understand your concern about his age, but you need to speak to your vet to see what your options are, I take it you are certain it is not a malignant tumor...