by GSDHeritage on 25 October 2019 - 15:10
It is possible it is callus a search for photo of calluses to see if it looks like it.
“Often called pressure sores, dog elbow (hock, etc.) calluses appear as a result of your dog's overprotective ulna bone protecting the bony part that pokes out. Continual trauma caused by your dog flopping down on the aforementioned cool tile, or any hard surface, causes the skin to thicken to protect the bone.”
by Hundmutter on 26 October 2019 - 02:10
Jettasmom: A 'fistula' is a fistula, is a hole. (C/F the condition ' Anal fistulas'.) It is not a 'lump', although they may have a raised swollen area around them. Agree that fistulas are almost always caused by auto-immune conditions; they may be genetic in origin. Sometimes they are dry, more often they ooze fluid. You can actually get a fistula open on just about any bodily area. But this is clearly not the 'knobby growth' described by the OP.
by K9L1 on 10 November 2019 - 15:11
about 2.5 weeks after administering the anti biotic ( simplicef) the lump has disappeared completely ( and today you cannot even tell it existed). Throughout its short existence, it never pained or cause any problems for the fog movment or activity level. I personally believe its disappearance had nothing to do with the antibiotics, but it was most likely a local reaction to the vaccination suite the dog was given on 9/27 .
by Hundmutter on 11 November 2019 - 04:11