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    Default Anyone's Pug Ever Had a Skin Tag?

    This isn't an earth shattering problem, but it's something I noticed on Milo and thought I'd throw it out there. When we adopted him, he had a small skin tag on his chest. It was skin colored and easy to keep an eye on because he was missing alot of his chest hair at the time due to allergies. Well, the boy has grown a beautiful full coat and I kind of forgot about the skin tag until the other day. I dug down in his fur to look at it and was a little taken back by the fact that it is no longer skin colored. It's very very dark, almost black, although the size, shape and feel of it have not changed at all. Now I know that people can have skin tags that do this. I had one. The dermatologist explained to me that sometimes, the tiny capillaries that provide blood supply to the skin tag close off and the end result is it turns black. Since I've had 2 vets tell me that Milo's "thingy" is a skin tag, I'm not in panic mode. He has to go for another eye check in a couple of weeks and I will certainly have the vet look at it again. But I was just wondering if any of you have ever had a similar experience?
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    Both my guys have had them, but I have not had the experience of it changing color...yet.

    We were just in for check-ups on Monday, and Emmet has had one on one of his front paws for awhile, so I asked the vet about it. He said if he removed it, it would just grow back, and I said if it's ok to leave it, then just leave it, which he did. Emmet's is beige colored right now, and has been as long as he's had it.

    Wally had a black one on his nose, and I think it partially rubbed off.

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    Millie had one in her "arm pit." I always asked the vet to look at it to make sure it didn't change in any way. When Millie had to be sedated for a dental they removed the skin tag too.
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    Hercules has one, very visible on his leg, it too is black in color. Vet said the same thing, skin tag. Herc''s fur is very thin so its really noticeable.
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    Thanks, Everyone. I was really hoping for the kind of answers and opinions you all have given me. I will have it checked out at Milo's next vet visit, though.
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    Mushu as some really little ones on his sternum. He has a really bald belly so you can easily see them. I had the vet look at them at his appointment Tuesday. Just like I thought, skin tags.
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    My Sophie's had one small area on her back leg that has had 3 or 4 of those black tags for all of her nine years, They don't seem to be a problem, besides looking icky. I have noticed that lately, another, pink one has shown up in that area but I probably won't worry about it. I will have the vet check on it next visit but I don't see that he is too concerned about the previous ones. I think the main thing to watch for would be if they got scratched or torn.
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    I just discovered one on Ruperts belly, I will be keeping an eye on it to see if it changes.
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    Any skin tags which I have had personally that have turned black have then dropped off.

    Never had one on a pug.


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    Pru developed a 'skin tag' next to her tail about 18 months ago. It stayed the same up until 8 weeks ago when it suddenly grew from being smaller than a small pea to the sice of a large grape. Within 2 or 3 days it also changed in look, and then it started bleeding. Rushed to the vet on the Monday morning, lumpectomy Tuesday, pathology (at MY request, vet wsan't going to bother) returned grade 2 MCT/ Grade 3 MI, with dirty margins.

    So drove the 7 hours to the specialist surgeon (dad to 2 black Pugs ) and he did a fine job of cleaning it all up.

    However Pru has been in intensive care ever since, as he also resected her soft palate as she was quite distressed/laboured in her breathing, ended up anaesthetised & intubated for 24hrs, then had a tracheostomy so she could breathe while her pharynx and larynx calmed down (she has quite severe laryngeal collapse) and about 30mins ago - after 5 days - had the tracchy tube removed and looks like she should be able to come home tomorrow!!!!!

    Moral of the story ... keep an eye on any lump, and if there is ANY sudden change get it attended to ASAP!!!
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