Dogs Community
German Shepherd - bump on lip
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding your pet dogs!

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

German Shepherd - bump on lip

Hello, I need a little advice : My 4 year old Gremen Shepherd has a pea size , round,hard,tan (light flesh colored) bump on his lip. I have gently squeezed it and he doesnt react and doesnt seem painful at all. It is hard and located on his lower lip. He doesnt show any signs/symptoms of being ill and energy level seems fine. Can anyoned advise as to what his may be ? Thank You in advance......
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
675347_tn?1365464245
A very rounded shape does sound more like a kind of cyst. Some cysts are sensitive, and some are relatively painless. Can you move it around at all or get your fingers kind of underneath it? Or does it feel firmly attached to the lip?

I really can't tell you what this is. My first line of defence with my own dog (who is lumpy as a rice pudding!) is if I am not absolutely certain from previous experience of her other lumps and bumps, I take her to the vet to get the 'newest' lump fully checked out.

She had a tiny lump removed (which when gently squeezed, nothing came out of) from her upper lip a couple of years ago. That was not exactly cyst-like, and so neither myself nor the vet was sure what it was, We opted to take it off rather than do a needle biopsy, to save time, pain for her, and money. It turned out to be an infected hair follicle.
Blank
641243_tn?1235755684
This might sound funny, but dogs can get Canine Papilloma Virus (warts).  Usually you can pull one or two off and be fine, but mostly you just have to wait until they clear up on their own.  They don't cause any problems unless they spread to the back of the throat and obstruct breathing.  They're pretty contagious, so you have to keep your pup away from other dogs, but from what I understand, they are like Chicken Pox and only break out one time.

Check out the link to compare pictures with what you found on your dogs lip...:  


Blank
641243_tn?1235755684
http://www.caninepapillomavirus.com/canine-papilloma-photos/
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dogs Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Dogs Answerers
974371_tn?1364538460
Blank
Margot49
Central Valley, CA
462827_tn?1333172552
Blank
Misfits4Me
OK
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
675347_tn?1365464245
Blank
ginger899
United Kingdom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
lindapalm
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
amielynn24