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My 14 year old Yorkshire terrier has a raised milky spot on

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My 14 year old Yorkshire terrier has a raised milky spot on his kneck it is about half a centimetre a cross.I cannot feel any lump under the skin.i am reluctant to take him to the vet because last time she was examining him he collapsed , we thought we had lost him then. Is there anything I can do for thr spot on his kneck
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Scarlett replied 3 years ago.

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Are you able to post a picture of the lump? How long has it been there? Is Toby scratching at it at all?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I am not able to post a picture but yes he tries to scratch it or rub it
Expert:  Dr. Scarlett replied 3 years ago.
Most whitish lumps on a Yorkie are sebaceous adenomas. They can be white to a bit pinkish, sometimes a bit "knobbly" looking, and sometimes the surrounding fur can be slightly greasy. These are benign and can crop up anywhere on the body. Generally we don't do anything with them, unless the dog is scratching them or the groomer nicks them.

These can also be called "warts." They are very superficial and don't grow under the skin at all. They can sometimes get pretty big or open up and have a creamy-white sebum come out of them.

If Toby scratches and makes it bleed, I would dab it with 3% hydrogen peroxide for a day or two.

I found this site with a picture--does that look like it at all? http://www.myepah.net/pet-answers/22-dogs-cats/239-skin-sebaceous-gland-tumors