Question by  Alice (26)

Will histicytoma affect my dogs bark?

My dog has histioctoma and his bark is becoming horse, are the two related?


Answer by  BrianV (11)

Everything that I have read does not indicate that it would affect your dogs bark in any way.Histicytoma should regress within 2 months.If it does not then it might have to be sugically removed if it continues to grow.Histicytomas can also be treated with an intralesional injection of a corticosteroid with varied success.


Answer by  Lottadogs (1258)

A histiocytoma is a small wartlike growth on the skin caused by a virus that normally resolves on its own as the dog's immune system builds up to clear the virus from the system. It is usually seen in young dogs. It may be your dog also has picked up another infection such as kennel cough causing the hoarse bark.


Answer by  nymrsu (122)

No, a histicytoma is a benign skin tumor which is usually found in young dogs under three years old. These bumps usually appear around the head, ears or limbs and are not painful. They can spontaneously regress within 2-3 months. Although they are classified as benign it is prudent to monitor them. A biopsy will rule out any cancerous growth.


Answer by  harietta (37)

Histiocytoma is a benign skin lump, rapidly growing, more common in certain breeds. It represents a proliferation of cells called histiocytes that is usually unifocal. The exact etiology is unknown. Although its appearance is worrisome, it is, in most cases, self limited and eventually disappears. It can not cause your dog bark become horse.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

The only way for you to get an educated answer to that is to contact your vet and tell them what your dog has then tell them the other problem and your concerns they will be able to explain to you.

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