Vito's Mom here - hijacking his blog once again! But this time it's not to talk about other pugs, so he's okay with it. ;)
Last week while rubbing on Vito, I felt a bump on his right side, just a little behind his front leg. I didn't think anything of it at first, I thought I had just hit one of his teeny puggie nipples. (Ew.) But then I kept hitting it and finally inspected. It's not a nipple, that's for sure. I decided to keep an eye on it and, as they say with human moles, make sure that it didn't "change." Well it hasn't changed in just a week, but I am concerned enough that I decided tonight to take pictures of it.
I am not soliciting any medical advice, so have no worries that I will sue you if you tell me something wrong! I just wanted to get some opinions and utilize the years of Pug experience that is out there among my Blogger friends. I know I have heard about "skin tags" - but I don't really know what those are or what they look like. I also have heard worse things - like cancer.
And for fear of sounding like a cheapskate, b/c of course I would sell my soul in exchange for Vito's health - I would love to avoid the vet if this looks to anyone like something they have seen before on their puggies?
Note, even though these may look different, all of these pictures were taken within seconds of each other tonight. (I left my fingers in the shot to show size perspective!)
Now, so as to not leave this post completely devoid of cute puggie shots - here is a picture of Vinny and Vito, just chilling in the a/c (and of course they were both lying down just like Vinny until Vito heard the camera chime and had to perk up).
Thank you in advance!