So this afternoon I was petting my dog when I noticed these small, dotted brown patches of fur along his sides. I had never noticed them before so I went to feel them to make sure there weren't any lumps beneath them. Fortunately there weren't any. Anyway, I went to pull out one of the hairs when all of a sudden a bunch of like 50 undersized hairs came out with it. I had never seen this on my dog before and a few of the reasons why I am concerned is because: 1: my dog is a purebred Black Labrador he has never had brown spots on him ever. 2: He just had his 11th birthday so I'm concerned this maybe cancer or something. 3: The hair can be pulled out extremely easy compared to normal patches of fur. 4: My dog already has tons of fatty-tumors and there is a chance they can become cancerous. 5: The hair is much thinner and about half the length of his normal fur and as stated before it comes in small clusters. 6:I love my doggie and I care about him so I'm concerned.
So has anybody ever had a similar problem with their dog or know of a similar case. If so what should I do?
i had a dog that died of cancer when i was a lot younger cant remember and symptoms but take your dog to the vets as soon as possible to get checked out that is the best advice and hope he/she will be fine
Yeah I was thinking about calling the vets but I'm gonna wait a few days to make sure it not just an allergy or something unimportant.
For the Emperor! Knights of Caliban!
15th March 2004
So while your calling the vet in a few day your dog could be dying before your eyes...
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20th January 2006
If you wait it could be too late. Vets are there to tell you if it's an allergy or a life-threatening tumor. I'm sure they won't mind too much, and your dog will be a lot better off if it's bad and you catch it quick.
they they became vets so they can help animals so it wont bother them at all do it as soon as you can make sure you dog is fine
Snipes With Artillery
22nd March 2005
Get to a vet ASAP if you don't mind the expense. Cancer seems to affect dogs a lot, and people often don't recognize it until it is too late, as dogs can't go "hey, feel this lump, could you check it out?" and a covered in fur that conceals stuff a bit.
I pretend I'm cooler than AzH
20th February 2006
Time2KILL;4119374I'm gonna wait a few days to make sure it not just an allergy or something unimportant.
That's what the vet is there for. If you wait, then your dog stands more a chance of being severely harmed if it is serious.
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8th July 2005
Like the others said , don't wait. My dog has just gone through a major operation (she's 13 years old) because a few weeks back there appeared to be a lump on her or something, it didn't look like much. But sure enough we took her to the vets and it was a bunch of tumors that had to be removed. They were taken care of at an early stage so it's ok. Had we waited any longer then things wouldn't have been so great...so yeah...get it checked out anyway as soon as possible. It might not be anything serious at all, just a simple allergy or something. But it's worth checking out as soon as possible regardless.
kk ill force my parents to do something about it. No one has answered my other question yet though: have they ever had a similar occurance with their dog?