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Old 05-13-2010, 07:07 PM   #1 
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Weird scale buildup

Whiskey has this spot on his body where it seems like scales are piling up on top of eachother. Sort of like a dog with a 'horny' toe. They're dark blue where he's normally white. Has anyone seen or heard of this? It's only a small spot. I'm not worried about it really, just curious.
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:16 PM   #2 
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I haven't heard of this but I'd love to see a picture if you can manage one!
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:19 PM   #3 
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Yeah I pic would help.... Could be a tumor?
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:23 PM   #4 
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I'll try to get one tomorrow. It's on the side he never turns to of course. He's like Zoolander, he can't turn left. :D
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:44 PM   #5 
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What the hell is a horny toe? lol
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:12 PM   #6 
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It's like a buildup of tissue on their pads. They can't feel it. My Basset has it on one toe pad. It grows into the shape of a little horn from her walking on it all the time and eventually it falls off. You can have them cut off but even though it's like toe nail material and the vets and groomers assure me she won't feel it, the very idea gives me the shudders.
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:15 PM   #7 
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Okay, I got pics. In the first two you can see how his scales are pushing up and in the last you can see the shape of the dark growth under his scales. I don't know what it is, but he doesn't seem bothered by it.





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Old 06-04-2010, 01:56 PM   #8 
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Eek. It's bigger now then it was. I'm calling it Lymphocystis for now. I'm hoping that's what it is because I really don't want it to be a tumor.
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:59 PM   #9 
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That looks like what Vulcan has... Only Vulcan's is quite a bit larger. Nothing I've tried has been able to get it off. I sincerely hope what your boy has is NOT what Vulcan has. Even though it literally takes up about a good part of one side of his body, he doesn't seem to notice it at all.
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:02 PM   #10 
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Ummm don't know what it is.
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