A Sebaceous Cyst on
A canine sebaceous cyst is a dog lump caused
by an oil
The sebaceous gland produces an oily
sebum, which lubricates the skin. Sebum makes our pet's hair shiny, and
provides a protective and moisturizing layer for the hair and skin.
A cyst in dogs occurs when a normal pore or
hair follicle becomes clogged. They can become plugged up by dirt,
debris, infection or scar tissue. Sometimes, normal sebum becomes too
thick to move out of the pore. The sebum then builds up and forms a
Canine cysts are benign, and unless they
become large, they are non-painful dog skin lumps.
Cysts of the skin gland are usually white
This type of lump on dog skin may disappear on its own. As long as they
do not grow or open, they are best left alone.
Infected Sebaceous Cyst
If the cyst opens, it can become infected.
cleansing with a mixture of water and peroxide should keep it from
becoming a problem.
A cyst can be drained if the skin is broken,
but they may fill back up again.
Vets will not normally remove a cyst unless
it is a
bother to the dog or the owner.
Surgical removal may done under local
severe cysts, a general anesthesia may be recommended.
Cure and Prevention
There is no cure for these common dog lumps, but a quality diet and
regular grooming can help prevent them.
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