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Question by ashley
Submitted on 12/4/2003
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My 6 year old male beagle has a lot of big bumps appearing all over his skin. They stick out through his fur and some are pretty big. There's one right between his eyes and a lot on his back, legs and even his mouth and ears.
what should I do and are they dangerous?
please give me an answer at hicks45@hotmail.com

Answer by Lucy
Submitted on 6/22/2004
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I have a 12 year old beagle and she has bumps also all over they are warts and will grow and eventually have to come off .Don't make the mistake I made and wait until they are too big.  I just learned this today....


Answer by Kerri
Submitted on 1/3/2006
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My 11-year-old beagle mix has lumps (pea-sized, wrinkly, flesh-colored lumps) all over his skin, poking up through his hair. They began when he was about 7 years old and was staying with my sister while we lived in Europe for a year (so he was stressed about the change, which might've sparked a viral reaction, which is common with warts). My vet says they're benign, and no reason to worry. We had them taken off once, only because he was chewing on the ones on his legs and feet. We paid $600+ for the procedure (which involved total anaesthesia), and he looked like Frankendog afterwards, with all those little stitches all over him! But he healed up pretty quickly, his little shaved spots grew hair back over them, and he looked normal again... for about 6 months, at which time, more lumps began poking up through his fur again. So if your lumps are the same as our lumps, you can leave them... they're a wart/skin cyst thing, and they're not at all dangerous. As long as they're not causing other problems. We've invested time and effort training him not to chew on his newest lumps (not many of which are on his legs and feet this time, thankfully... they're mostly on his head and face--a couple of nice ones right between his eyes, as you say--which makes the old codger a bit gruesome to look at). Or you can invest $600+ once a year or so to have them taken off. It's your choice. I imagine he'd get more petting from houseguests if you have them removed, which would make him happy. :-) Best of luck...!


Answer by deke
Submitted on 8/30/2006
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same for my rottwieler


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