Skin Tags On Dogs
Dogs get skin tags just like anything else. As in humans, skin tags on dogs are non cancerous. A dog can get them on his face. A dog can get them in his eyes. A dog can get them on his eyelids. A dog can get them on his lips. They can also grow between his toes. It is thought that like a human that when dogs get skin tags it is also due to heredity. Other reasons dogs might get skin tags like humans can be because of skin rubbing against skin. If a dog has some sort of skin malady that is cronic such as eczema or psoriasis, or a skin malady such as ringworm it might lead to itching. If he gets an external parasite such as a flea or tick that could lead to skin tags as he is using his paw to scratch. Another reason he might scratch is that the wrong kind of shampoos that strip the oils from the dogs skin thereby contributing to dryness and itching. Some think that a dog gets skin tags because of a compromised immune system. It is even possible that a dog can develop skin tags due to allergies. A dog like a human can develop skin tags anywhere, A skin tag on a dog has been described as a giving the appearance of a piece of chewing gum glued to a dog’s skin.
Since skin tags are non cancerous they do not require any medical treatment unless they have become irritated. In this case, it is best to seek advice from a vet.
If your dog has large skin tags they may tear due to being hooked or something or having the skin tags rub against a harder object. . Like a human there are various ways this can be accomplished. You can have the veterinarian remove it by surgical excursion, laser, electro cautery or by freezing (cryotherapy)