Our dog Oshi is nearly 15 and having various health problems, including arthritis and an ulcerated eye. He gets eyedrops 4-6 times per day and will see the vet again in a few days.

He’s always been a licker — he licks himself, Sasha, the floor, other stuff. We thought he was licking his back left leg because it was sore from arthritis.

Today though I saw just what he was licking — an unpleasant lumpy, bumpy skin lesion about 1 cm across that I’m concerned may well be a cancer. It could also be a wart, my Internet research tells me.

The vet will check the lump on our next visit, but given Oshi’s age treatments may be unlikely.

It’s a worry.

Lumpy skin lesion.