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Sore on my dog's ear.

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My dog has the sore on here ear. It looks like a zit. But its hard. The skin is raised around an area where a white hard substance is sticking out. The skin is not discolored in any way that I know of. The white hard portion looks like a ball on top of the mound but you can tell it is more stick like and continues into the mound. What is it?

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I'm not 100% sure, but it could be a sebacious cyst. It is possible this white stuff is a hardened fatty substance. Sebacious cysts can often be expressed, but if the fatty substance has gone hard it will have formed a kind of 'plug'

I think the best thing to do, this time, is take her to the vet to get this checked out. Just to be sure what it definitely is. If it's a simple sebacious cyst, the vet will probably squeeze it out, dab on a little antiseptic, and then it will clear up. If you have to pay a vet's fee for this, never mind. At least you will know what to do should it happen again.
My dog occasionally gets sebacious cysts, and they do look a lot like this.
But, as I say, I cannot be 100% certain.
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yeah.  My mom is going to take her to the vet, she is due for her check-up and shots and things and is going to bring it up.  I was just worried it might be a burrowing bug.  It does sound like what you described though.  But it is nice to know what to do if that happens to be what it is I will be able to recognize it in the future. Thanks so much.
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