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My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that your pup has a lump that is bothering her. Pictures can be really helpful in deciding the possible causes of the lump, so if you can attach it, that would be very helpful.
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Kansas State University,
College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2001
Good Morning! Thank you for the picture. That is really helpful!
Your pup appears to have what is most likely a histiocytoma. These are benign skin tumors of young dogs. The good news is that they will go away on their own after about 2 to 3 weeks. If you can place a cone (e-collar) on your dog or a tshirt to cover the lump, this will prevent licking and scratching and it will go away more quickly.
Here is a link that discusses histiocytomas in more detail:
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The total progression for histiocytomas, from start (small lump) to finish (the lump falling off) is about 6 to 8 weeks.
If you are worried, you can take her to your vet, but you may consider waiting a few more days, as the lump is likely on its way out.
How is the lump doing today? Did you end up taking your pup to the vet to have it examined? Is it still itchy? Do you have any more questions for me?
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