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Old 02-11-2018, 03:39 PM   #1
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Default Skin tag better picture looks like tumour

Hi guys I posted a thread about a month ago following what I thought was a skin growth on my hamster. It has since grown and is very noticeable. I have a better picture here but am getting worried as not getting better and looks so strange like a hook.. please advice would be great.
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: Skin tag better picture looks like tumour

It's been a while now & as it's getting worse I would get your vet to have a look.
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Old 02-12-2018, 05:31 AM   #3
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This is a keratinous horn type grown and it needs removed. They are made of a material similar to your nails. It will keep growing and could catch and rip off. Most are benign but they do need removed with a wide base excision to stop them coming back. How old is your hammy? the vet should be able to give you a prognosis on removal then you can decide the way forward. If they feel it is not in his best interests to remove then at least you will know. Good luck at the vets
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Old 02-12-2018, 05:55 AM   #4
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Good luck at the vets.

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