Rapid Growing Growth on Nose

In two days my precious Kate, a min-pin, has developed a growth on her nose. Actually a couple of of bumps, two or three, like maybe stings of some kind, one has a cut on it. No bleeding, but looks like could be puss filled, not hard bumps, but very soft, different sizes. Reminds me of cigarette burns. I will contact our vet tomorrow, but I am worried sick. The blisters don't seem to be sensitive or causing pain. Does anyone know what possible could be affecting Kate. Kate is never out of my sight for more than a few moments.

I am worried sick and would be grateful to anyone who can offer me some information. Thanks!


Julie

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KimClark1980

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Reply To: slvr104fox

Hello,

I think the way the community center works is you can post a question, share a story, or help other pet owner questions. 

So I read your post and cant really say anything for sure, other than its good to hear you are taking your dog to the vet.  One thing to keep in mind is that your dog's bumps could be a lot of diffrent things.  My dog got bumps on his nose, and it turned out to be warts, YUK.

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Amy

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Reply To: slvr104fox

We have an eight month old terrier-mix and she developed some weird spots and bumps around her mouth and chin about two months ago.  We were very concerned and took her to the vet.  The vet informed us that it was just skin discoloration and not to worry about it.  In addition, she said that the bumps on her chin may be a reaction to some bacteria in her water bowl, almost like dog acne.  Apparently plastic water bowls harbor more bacteria than stainless steel bowls, so she also recommended that we replace the plastic bowl.  Hopefully this is helpful and hope your dog is ok!

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catsarethebest

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Sorry to hear about your problem, any update on what theses mysterious bumps might be?

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slvr104fox

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Reply To: Amy

Sorry, started answer, then it disappeared.

 

Anyway, thanks so much for your reply.  As I said, the information about using stainless steel bowls is good to know.  I always scrub the drinking bowls, but my husband is not as diligent.

I didn't mention that Kate goes crazy digging for small animals underground.  It's possible the digging irritated her nose and caused the swelling, or something bit her, but it seems to be healing.  It's time for Kate's check-up so we're still making a visit to the vet.

A couple of weeks ago a scary looking snake bit Kate on the lip.  Turned out to be a banded water snake, non-poisoness.  The vet had us wait 1/2 hour, and I was in worse shape than Kate.  Office visit =  $250.  A month ago Jake had his yearly exan.  Now the vet has more thorough blood testing.  Office visit $300. 

We're a low-income family . . . how do other people mnage these kind of expenses?

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slvr104fox

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Reply To: KimClark1980

Warts?  I didn't realize dogs are affected by warts too.  Don't think that's our problem, but thanks for answering.

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sixshibas

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Reply To: slvr104fox

Hello,
I am new to this forum, but it is the same old story....vets charge unsuspecting folks too much money for each visit! Why do you take your dog to the vet if nothing is wrong? I truly believe that if a dog eats good food, gets exercise with you, is protected from being loose (with the likelihood of being hit by a car or eating some sort of poison) then no vet visit is needed. There are so many home remedies for the usual cuts, scrapes, dog bites, and other stuff that befalls dogs, that a vet visit is seldom necessary. Choose a breed that is really healthy, or if you have a breed that inherently isn't, take good care of them by doing the above! Vets bank on owners' fear that something will happen to a beloved pet if you don't come in for this and that. Use common sense, and everything will come out in the wash.
I only visit a vet when it is time for a rabies shot (which I could give myself, and have) or to get a rehome neutered before she/he goes to a new home.
Folks are paying a lot of money to a vet for things that can be done by themselves. Check out a few dog product catalogs and see what can be purchased for home use, and do them yourselves. Vaccines (which now have new criteria, rabies every three years, soon to be five years, I believe, and others which are certainly not required by law) should not be given each year.
Sorry this is so long, but it pains me deeply to see vets do this to people just because they can.

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