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Rosie   Guernsey UK, International

11/30/2015 2:29:24 PM

Molly has a large mass on her flank it doesn't move and she has had a needle aspiration which didn't draw anything. She will have surgery tomorrow. She is s a boxer and twelve years old.

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K   Juliette, Georgia

8/11/2014 9:11:27 PM

My great Dane got hot spots when upset. I changed to lamb and rice dog food and they went away, not coming back!

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Dianna   Hurst, Texas

7/29/2013 9:19:43 PM

I'm reading everyone's posts because I have a 6 yr old dachshund who has a lump at the bottom part of his breast bone or rib cage. There seems to be a spot on the top part of the bump that could resemble a bite, maybe small spider or a bee sting. The bump moves slightly and is firm but not hard. I was really worried before I started reading up here. But now, thanks to all of ya'll I realize there could be a number of different things it could be. So I'm not overly worried, but now I am concerned and will pay close attention for any changes. And I can put my son's mind at ease. I want to say thanks to everyone who participates because you never know who or when (2 years later) you will help another dog lover.

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Mathew   Mississauga, International

1/25/2013 8:14:30 PM

If you end up surgically removing the lump and it happens to be just a fatty deposit, or something that has no affect for my golden retriever. Will it provide any discomfort or future incidents in the long run?

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Great Pyrenees parent   Richmond, Illinois

9/29/2012 9:35:24 AM

I have a 9 year old Great Pyrenees with a hard lump on the left side closer to underbelly the size of an egg.

He whines everyday and has been diagnosed with arthritis in his knee. My sons dog (I'm taking care of while he's away at school) has been on and off of steroids since he had been diagnosed with chronic ear infections since puppy hood and skin allergies (hot spots) I'm unable to pay for vet costs due to being unemployed for over a year. I worry about him he's strong headed stubborn and yet; a real sweetheart for a dog.


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Scolvin1267   Culver, OR

6/26/2012 8:38:23 PM

I have a six year old lab retriever mix and she forms these small bumps on her hips and back, never neck or abdomen. The thing is that they go away after about a day or so and then show back up a couple days later in a different spot. They are small never bigger than a dime and her skin color. Im very concerned. Is this Cancer?

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M Clarke   Detroit, MI

1/30/2012 6:42:29 PM

My babys name is Rosie who is 7 years old and she has a lump on her right side behind her ear. It started out the size of a quarter and now it is the size of a golf ball. First I thought it was a bee sting. It has not stopped her from doing all the things she does, eatting, drinking, walking, running and playing with the other dog. Now I am worried because when she moves it seems as if she is coughing up a hair ball like a cat. In reading other story on the website, I don't see an answer. Called the vet and the first thing they said was "cancer". Well, I am not accepting that but need to know what this is. Can someone give me some hope and answers.

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Julie   Las Vegas, NV

1/20/2012 5:22:04 PM

Chemotherapy can prolong a dog's life but is rarely a "cure" for their cancer. It can also make them quite ill which greatly diminishes the quality of life they have left. Surgery can be worthwhile if the Vet feels they successfully remove the tumor and any area around it, such as lymph nodes which may also be affected. If the cancer has already spread to other organs I wouldn't't put my dog through it and just opening a person or animal with cancer usually makes it spread more quickly. Prednisone and GOOD pain meds such as Tramadol can help to improve the quality of life that they have left. Rimadyl did nothing to help my dog's pain but it often the pain med of choice that Vets prescribe. I would request Tramadol which is given depending on the weight of the dog. Enjoy the time you have with your pet without causing them additional pain and misery, and good luck to you.

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Lisa   phoenix, AR

5/23/2011 6:04:09 PM

I have a 15 month old, "chiweenie", named Jazzy, that 3 days ago, developed a mass, on her left side.. She, is still a pup.. Has gone through her first "heat"... I plan, have planned, on getting her spayed.. WHAT could this be? She, is my baby.. do not have much $$, but, I will do what it takes to save her.. :(.. Any help? on what it could be? thanks!

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kassie   parker, AZ

1/4/2011 7:36:49 PM

My 10 year old female lab has developed 4 lumps within last 3 days. She is still eating, drinking,pooping & everythg else normal. Although due 2 her age she is slow to get up & down. It doesn't bother her when I feel the lumps & they feel soft. Can you help?


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Jesse   durango, CO

8/15/2010 11:35:49 AM

Hey my name is jesse I have a 6 year old alaskan huskey. Just recently got diagnosed with a thyroid problem and takes two pills a day. But it has not helped with his energy level for he acts depressed and doesnt each much. I just found a lump on his chest a week and half ago and its gotten bigger bout the size of a apricote seed. His hind legs seem to be getting week for he will fall on his but alot when runnung down rocks or in the river. All around doesnt seem himself anymore tends to sleep mostly now and get very angry at my moms 1 year old puppys more.

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Alissa luvs CJ   Wacko, TX

7/12/2010 12:45:02 PM

My dog CJ also has a lump on his left side of chest. Will be contacting vet 2day.

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tiffany   glasgow, SC

7/5/2010 3:39:08 AM

i have a 7 year old golden labrador named holly,she has a really large bald lump on her behind this lump shows no discomfort to her whatsoever shes running about like a 2 year old eating like mad and drinking normally,i took her to the vet this morning and she wants her in to suddate her tommorw for further investagation?..can anyone who has ever been in this situatuion please help i am sooo worried about what to
the vet did not exactly say what it could be..but i have got it in my head now that it is a tumor..i thpought it may had been a prolapsed womb as holly has had 1 litter 2 years ago but the vet didnt metion it,,she is passing blood through her urine you would actaullty think she was a boy dog when i take her walks shes stopping every 2 mins to pass urine,,please i need some advice ..thank you..x

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Ashley   wilson, TN

7/1/2010 4:35:09 PM

I have a 6-year-old golden retriever. I have just recently noticed a large lump on the left side of her body. I'm not sure whhat it is but I'm kinda worried what it could be....It is hard as a rock and the size of a golf ball. But, she doesnt seem to be in any pain or discomfort. What should I do?

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victor ramirez   riverside, CA

5/14/2009 7:19:55 PM

We have a husky. She is eight and a half years old. Just recently we noticed a lump on the right side of her back. It seems to have appeared suddenly because we just bathed her a few days ago and didn't notice anything. Any idea of what it could be?

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