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  • My dog had a little growth on her outer ear. Nothing osing from it, doesn’t look red or infected. Looks almost like a skin tag, I just noticed it today and I check her ears often so either I have missed it this entire time or it grew rather quickly. Should I take her to the vet to get checked or is this normal. She Is a pit pull mix.

    Hi Vanessa,
    I recommend that you take her into see a veterinarian. Any new skin growth is concerning and with it potentially growing quickly it is something that should be checked out by a vet. Your vet can talk to you about the potential causes for this and any treatment that is needed after they have examined her. The may recommend a needle aspirate or biopsy to help diagnose or rule out certain causes.

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