Tumour on Mini`s Mouth - 14 Month old

The Miniature Schnauzer is a smallest dog in the Schnauzer breed and originated in the mid-to-late 19th Century from Germany. The Miniature Schnauzer is a cross between the Standard Schnauzer and other smaller breeds such as the Poodle. A miniature Schnauzer is a spunky, but aloof dog who does things their own way. They tend to be good guard dogs without the tendency to bite.
Forum rules
Please feel free to post here if your topic does not fit into one of the categories under 'Caring for your Schnauzer'. There are sections for breeding, feeding, grooming, showing and many more that may be more appropriate than this generic section
Post Reply
Roman1266
Posts: 4
Joined: 06 Mar 2020, 14:05
First Name: Paul

Tumour on Mini`s Mouth - 14 Month old

Post by Roman1266 » 06 Mar 2020, 14:28

A small lump has been developing on my minis mouth over the past 5-6 weeks. Taking for a biopsy early next week.

Has anyone seen anything or had anything similar with their Schnauzer?

Not sure if its coincidence or not, but my mini had a bad stomach, 3 days of being sick and not drinking. Soon after he started getting back to normal this developed.


Image

Oscar 12345
Member
Posts: 1260
Joined: 02 May 2017, 11:28
First Name: Julie
Dog #1: Oscar RIP Sweety
is a: P/S Mini Dog
Born: 21 Dec 2002
Dog #2: Otto
is a: B/S Mini Dog
Born: 04 Jul 2017

Re: Tumour on Mini`s Mouth - 14 Month old

Post by Oscar 12345 » 06 Mar 2020, 17:30

Hi Paul, welcome to the forum. Poor little schnauzer... I have heard of warts in that area, I think they are called viral papillomas, hopefully it is just one of those. I wonder if dogs can get them if they are run down or immune system a bit low which could have occurred if he had been ill for a short while. Let us know how you get on.
Man cannot survive with wine alone...
we also need a schnauzer.

roman__126
Posts: 2
Joined: 06 Mar 2020, 18:10
First Name: Paul

Re: Tumour on Mini`s Mouth - 14 Month old

Post by roman__126 » 06 Mar 2020, 18:26

Thanks, yes, fingers crossed its something like that. i think the vet said it could be a Histiocytoma, due to his still puppy nature he will have to be anesthetized for the biopsy.

User avatar
zeta1454
Moderator
Posts: 4178
Joined: 19 May 2011, 16:58
First Name: Leigh
Dog #1: Magic
is a: P/S Mini Bitch
Born: 20 Apr 2010
Dog #2: Trilby
is a: P/S Mini Bitch
Born: 15 Mar 2012
Dog #3: Pip
Born: 21 Feb 2014
is a: P/S Mini Bitch
Location: North Yorkshire
Contact:

Re: Tumour on Mini`s Mouth - 14 Month old

Post by zeta1454 » 07 Mar 2020, 08:26

Hope you get a positive diagnosis and it can be resolved quickly. Let us know how Boris gets on - paws and fingers crossed that he is better very soon.
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. ~Roger Caras

Magic - Silversocks Sharade at Darksprite
Trilby - Darksprite Rosa Bud


https://m.facebook.com/pages/category/C ... 916994967/

User avatar
GoEmGo
Member
Posts: 108
Joined: 28 Jan 2019, 15:50
First Name: Emma
Dog #1: Montgomery (Monty)
is a: White Mini Dog
Born: 22 Dec 2018
Contact:

Re: Tumour on Mini`s Mouth - 14 Month old

Post by GoEmGo » 07 Mar 2020, 17:41

Gosh, it is such a coincidence you have posted about this. Our boy, Monty has this exact sort of growth on the top of his head and we took him to the vets yesterday. A histiocytoma was suggested. It has been there for about two weeks we think, although Monty's is hidden under his white fur so it may have been there a little longer.

Our vet had to peel off a bit of a scab from the top of it to check underneath. It didn't bleed a ridiculous amount and has already scabbed over again a little. As she was examining it, Monty didn't even flinch, it bothers him that little. She seemed to think it was almost certainly a histiocytoma and said it could resolve itself on its own in two months or so.

A biopsy was offered but the vet thought it may come back inconclusive and as our boy is 14 months, a watch and wait approach would be better. She said to keep an eye on it for a further six weeks. If it grows or changes drastically in the meantime we should go back. But her thoughts were that, if it was still there after this, we should just get it removed.

Hope your little one is OK. And please keep us posted.

User avatar
Dawnspell
Moderator
Posts: 3964
Joined: 05 Mar 2013, 18:27
First Name: Alison
Dog #1: Barney RIP 8/3/19
is a: White Mini Dog
Born: 06 Feb 2013
Dog #2: Jasper
is a: White Mini Dog
Born: 25 Apr 2019
Location: Guernsey

Re: Tumour on Mini`s Mouth - 14 Month old

Post by Dawnspell » 07 Mar 2020, 22:45

Barney had one of these at around the same age. It stayed as a pink lump for a while but then suddenly increased in size and started scabbing over and turned black. He ended up having to have it surgically removed :(
Our first family dog
Barney - Pocketpark Biali Eyebright 6/2/13 - 8/3/19 Gone too soon
Motto for owners who groom their own Schnauzers -"Never mind it'll soon grow back"

User avatar
GoEmGo
Member
Posts: 108
Joined: 28 Jan 2019, 15:50
First Name: Emma
Dog #1: Montgomery (Monty)
is a: White Mini Dog
Born: 22 Dec 2018
Contact:

Re: Tumour on Mini`s Mouth - 14 Month old

Post by GoEmGo » 08 Mar 2020, 00:21

Hi Alison, did your vet ever say what it was? Was it a histiocytoma?

Oscar 12345
Member
Posts: 1260
Joined: 02 May 2017, 11:28
First Name: Julie
Dog #1: Oscar RIP Sweety
is a: P/S Mini Dog
Born: 21 Dec 2002
Dog #2: Otto
is a: B/S Mini Dog
Born: 04 Jul 2017

Re: Tumour on Mini`s Mouth - 14 Month old

Post by Oscar 12345 » 08 Mar 2020, 10:11

Just seen a post on Mad about Schnauzers with an image of a lump exactly the same as Paul's schnauzer and on the mouth. It was indeed a histiocytoma so hopefully that's what it is. Post and image was by James Neilson 11 hours ago... several comments from other owners that have experienced them too.
Man cannot survive with wine alone...
we also need a schnauzer.

User avatar
Dawnspell
Moderator
Posts: 3964
Joined: 05 Mar 2013, 18:27
First Name: Alison
Dog #1: Barney RIP 8/3/19
is a: White Mini Dog
Born: 06 Feb 2013
Dog #2: Jasper
is a: White Mini Dog
Born: 25 Apr 2019
Location: Guernsey

Re: Tumour on Mini`s Mouth - 14 Month old

Post by Dawnspell » 08 Mar 2020, 12:54

GoEmGo wrote:
08 Mar 2020, 00:21
Hi Alison, did your vet ever say what it was? Was it a histiocytoma?
.
Yes it was :D
Our first family dog
Barney - Pocketpark Biali Eyebright 6/2/13 - 8/3/19 Gone too soon
Motto for owners who groom their own Schnauzers -"Never mind it'll soon grow back"

Roman1266
Posts: 4
Joined: 06 Mar 2020, 14:05
First Name: Paul

Re: Tumour on Mini`s Mouth - 14 Month old

Post by Roman1266 » 08 Mar 2020, 20:33

Finger crossed, I should find out by the end of the week. It’s grown a bit since this photo was taken on the space of less than a week. I’ll report back once I got the results back.

Roman1266
Posts: 4
Joined: 06 Mar 2020, 14:05
First Name: Paul

Re: Tumour on Mini`s Mouth - 14 Month old

Post by Roman1266 » 08 Mar 2020, 21:39

Image

Grown a bit over the course of a week, should know what it is by Friday....hopefully!

Roman1266
Posts: 4
Joined: 06 Mar 2020, 14:05
First Name: Paul

Re: Tumour on Mini`s Mouth - 14 Month old

Post by Roman1266 » 15 Mar 2020, 18:40

Update: Biopsy results returned nothing sinister. Vet has advised watch and wait over the next few months. Due to the location removing is not very easy, so fingers crossed it goes away on its own. This is what it looks like currently, more button like......


Image

Image

User avatar
Dawnspell
Moderator
Posts: 3964
Joined: 05 Mar 2013, 18:27
First Name: Alison
Dog #1: Barney RIP 8/3/19
is a: White Mini Dog
Born: 06 Feb 2013
Dog #2: Jasper
is a: White Mini Dog
Born: 25 Apr 2019
Location: Guernsey

Re: Tumour on Mini`s Mouth - 14 Month old

Post by Dawnspell » 16 Mar 2020, 08:48

That's good news :-bd
Our first family dog
Barney - Pocketpark Biali Eyebright 6/2/13 - 8/3/19 Gone too soon
Motto for owners who groom their own Schnauzers -"Never mind it'll soon grow back"

Oscar 12345
Member
Posts: 1260
Joined: 02 May 2017, 11:28
First Name: Julie
Dog #1: Oscar RIP Sweety
is a: P/S Mini Dog
Born: 21 Dec 2002
Dog #2: Otto
is a: B/S Mini Dog
Born: 04 Jul 2017

Re: Tumour on Mini`s Mouth - 14 Month old

Post by Oscar 12345 » 16 Mar 2020, 09:45

Great news Paul, looks a bit like a large skin tag now doesn't it. Hope it just shrinks and disappears.
Man cannot survive with wine alone...
we also need a schnauzer.

Post Reply