Skin tags?

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Erica
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Skin tags?

Post by Erica » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:28 pm

Opal has a skin tag kind of thing on the back of her head. It didn't bother her, either with itchiness or pain as far as I can tell (she doesn't flinch or move away when I'm gently petting over it or moving the fur around to look at it), but it has started bleeding. I think we'll probably take her into the vet this week to get it checked on, but is there anything we can do in the meantime to keep it clean and healthy? I'm thinking I'll clean it gently with a damp paper towel, then put a bit of honey on it.

Edit to add: After cleaning it up a little, it's easy to see that the skin around it is pink and raw-looking, so we'll definitely schedule a vet appointment in the morning.
Delta, standard poodle, born 6/30/14

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