I am very concerned about a growth on Pixie's face.  Several months ago a small spot appeared on her upper lip.  It looked like she just lost the pigment in her skin there.  Since she is a black it was just a white spot.  It didn't change until right before we left for vacation.  A bump came up on it.  When we looked on the inside of her lip we discovered it goes all the way thru from outside to inside her lip.  She also has a tiny lump on her back.  The vet has looked at it and didn't seem concerned just said to watch it in case in grew.  Needless to say she will be going in first thing Tuesday morning as this is Memorial day weekend.  Hubby is beside himself as many of you know she is his baby.  Mine too but she is very attached to him and vice versa.  I am posting a picture here.  Has anyone ever seen or had this on one of their pugs?  After posting the pics I see that they are not very clear.  James took them with his phone.  I am going to take one with my good camera and try and add it to this blog.  If I can't do that I will post it in the photos.

Here is one I just took with my camera.  Still doesn't show up well.

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Comment by Puggirl on June 12, 2013 at 5:47am

Thats good. Glad for Pixie :-)

Comment by Pug Chick on June 10, 2013 at 6:23pm

She seems to be just fine Rashmi.  The bump that came up on the place is now gone.  All that's left is just a pink spot where it used to be black.  Thanks for asking.

Comment by Puggirl on June 9, 2013 at 8:51am

How is Pixie now? Do keep us posted!!

Comment by Jackie Hiras on June 1, 2013 at 12:37pm
Terri I'm so sorry I'm just seeing this now. I'm so glad to hear that the vet doesn't seem concerned about pixies face. I know you mentioned that the vet said to just have it removed if you were doing a biopsy but when guido had his cancer they had to make sure it was not only removed but that the surrounding area was removed as well just because the type if cancer it was. It would concern me only because its growing and getting worse. Maybe you could take her to another vet or a specialist for a special opinion?
Comment by Pam & Pugs :0) on May 29, 2013 at 3:19pm

Sounds like you have a good vet, sometimes these "kids" right out of school whether they be a vet, MD, or dentist, they just want to react to everything.  I went over to mum's this afternoon and Polly's newest lip boo boo (real technical name, eh?) is fading.  She's had two really bald one, they come and go.  Her doc says it's because she is a licker, she licks herself, her people, her buddy Emmy Lou.  Pretty much anything that will stand still long enough.  I think your vet is wise, and keeping an eye on it is good advice.  Also, taking pictures and dating them so you can see progress.  Keep us updated on our little Pixie!  :0)

Comment by Pug Chick on May 29, 2013 at 1:44pm

Took Pixie to the vet yesterday.  Now keep in mind our vet is in his 70's and does not get excited about much of anything...lol  He said that he really did not know what it was and the only way to find out if it is cancer would be to have it biopsied.  He said if one was going to do that you might as well remove it.  He didn't think it was of any concern and it actually does not go all the way thru to the inside.  My hubby said it did but it doesn't.  Vet also looked at the little pea size lump on her back.  In both cases he said to just keep an eye on them and if they grew or changed to bring her back.  Pam she is a licker.  What ever happened with Polly's place?  Oh vet also told me to tell hubby to take a chill pill...Blahahahaa!

Comment by Pam & Pugs :0) on May 29, 2013 at 7:40am

My mum's black pug has this too.  When they took Polly to the vet, the vet asked if she was a licker.  She is, and the vet said the spot wasn't growing, so he believed it was from constant moisture and licking.  It's good that you took a photo, take one once a week at show the progress.  I'd definitely take her back if it changes.  Please keep us posted.  :0(

Comment by Christine London-Camper on May 28, 2013 at 8:35pm
Gosh I wouldn't know I would also get it looked at especially if it goes all the way through. Maybe a dermatologist can do a culture.
Comment by Di's spoiled kids on May 28, 2013 at 12:38pm

What did vet say

Comment by Tiago and Fred on May 28, 2013 at 7:58am

Well if it grew. Get her back to vet.  Fred had something   like that, but on underside of the chin. But the whole cycle was only 1 week and a half long and started to receed  very fast. But  if its persistent.. maybe even  check with another vet.


I cannto see in the picture, but does the  texture of the skin is altered? the   facial fur is gone on that area ?

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