Worm or Skin tag or what?

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Worm or Skin tag or what?

Postby Kristy » Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:01 pm

Noticed this nasty looking thing on the back of Colby's front leg. We'll be taking him to the vet, but what the heck is it? I swear I saw it move, as if it's a worm, but DH doesn't think it's that. Looks like twisted skin. Is it a skin tag? Its about 1/2 inch long.

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Re: Worm or Skin tag or what?

Postby Barb Wright » Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:14 pm

Not a clue....will be really curious to find out what the vet says. They see lots of weird things, will probably know right off the bat, if someone here hasn't seen something like it and has a good idea what it is.
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Re: Worm or Skin tag or what?

Postby Cindy » Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:56 pm

I've seen many unusual skin "things" on my dogs but this is a new one to me too! Can't wait to hear what it is. I'd guess a skin tag .... but that's totally a guess.
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Re: Worm or Skin tag or what?

Postby Barb Wright » Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:19 pm

Hmm....sorta curious, is it by chance in the general vicinity of where a dew claw would be????
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Re: Worm or Skin tag or what?

Postby Kristy » Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:35 pm

Barb, it's a few inches under his elbow on the outside /back of his front leg.
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Re: Worm or Skin tag or what?

Postby Barb Wright » Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:29 pm

Well, that sounds too far away :? What I was thinking of was I once had a dog have a growth that looked like kinky stiff angel hair pasta right out of the area where the dew claw had been removed. It was actually boney nail material which hadn't fully been removed with the dew claw removal and finally made it's way out when the dog was over a year old. Anyway, it didn't look anything like what Colby has so was reaching :roll: Proper removal is probably pretty important, whatever it is. Vet trip I'd say :)
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Re: Worm or Skin tag or what?

Postby Kristy » Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:36 pm

Ya, Colby has his dew claws. When I first noticed it, I thought it was some nast worm creeping out of the skin. I forget which ones those are called, but YUCK! Will post once I find out what it is.
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Re: Worm or Skin tag or what?

Postby kat » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:27 pm

Kristy, did you find out what it is yet? SO curious.
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Re: Worm or Skin tag or what?

Postby Annie's Mom » Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:54 am

:shock: :shock:
I'm curious too. Did you find out?
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Re: Worm or Skin tag or what?

Postby rtropeano » Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:40 pm

We're all waiting on this mysterious skin tag thingy.............I'm sure it's nothing, but curiosity is killing me....
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Re: Worm or Skin tag or what?

Postby janet909 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:01 am

The suspense is killing me !!!
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Re: Worm or Skin tag or what?

Postby Doggylover » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:49 pm

Don't know what it is exactly but I would LOVE to feel it. If I see that dog, I would examine that growth, look through it with a magnifying glass and flip it back and forth with my fingers. I wish one of my pets had had a growth like that. If the vet says it's nothing nasty, DO leave it there as a point of interest on the dog's body
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Re: Worm or Skin tag or what?

Postby Barb Wright » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:18 pm

Doggylover.....this thread is from over 10 years ago so there will most likely not be an answer as to what it was. It is odd that you would wish that on one of your pets as a "point of interest".
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