I have the sweetest 5 year old pit bull on the planet, I’m sure. Yesterday I …

I have the sweetest 5 year old pit bull on the planet, I’m sure. Yesterday I noticed a large sore on the side on his lower, back leg. Its about the size of a grape or marble and protrudes. Its been moist all day today and started bleeding when he bumped it on the doggie door. He’s not obsessively messing with it but when he lies down I can tell he takes special care that it doesn’t make contact with the ground so it must be sensitive. Does anyone know what this is? I did call the vet and they advised to do neosporin and wrap it. Which I’ve done today but it doesn’t look any better or less angry.
Of course Google has me convinced my dog has cancer so that’s been fun… any advice? I’ve had him his whole life almost but my first dog. He does has sensitive skin (especially this season) and rolls in the grass 95% of the day.

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Krista Magnifico
1 month ago

Hello,
If the lesion doesn’t resolve in a few days, or worsens at anytime please call your vet back and ask to be seen. In general the only way to diagnose a mass is with a biopsy. I would not worry too much right now but I would have it seen soon. And it’s best to relive the mass and have it biopsied.

Laura
1 month ago

How often does he lick it? Is is possible this is a lick granuloma?