Cyst on Dachshund Stomach
by Pet Parent Herta and Comments From Our Veterinarian
Dog Skin Mass or Cyst
Reader Question: Treatment for a dog skin cyst or mass.
About 2 - 3 days ago, I noticed this uneven growth near his little pipi (neutered). It is right under the skin and moves, doesn't leak and doesn't hurt. I put some hydroggen peroxide 3% on it. My dog acts normal and doesn't seem to have any discomfort. He is 6 years old.
What should I do?
Thank you.Suggestions from our Veterinarian on How to Treat a Dog Skin Mass
Keep an eye on the new mass that you found in your dog’s skin. If it grows or changes significantly or if it starts bothering your dog, make an appointment with your veterinarian immediately. But if it remains stable, you should be fine waiting to have it examined at your dog’s next regularly scheduled check-up.
Depending what it looks and feels like at that time, your veterinarian may want to aspirate some cells/fluid with a needle and syringe and then examine the sample under the microscope.
Sometimes this simple and inexpensive test can tell you if this mass is anything to worry about.
Best of luck,
Jennifer Coates, DVM