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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My name is ***** *****. My Italian Greyhound female has a

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Customer: My name is ***** *****. My Italian Greyhound female has a growth under her right rear leg. My vet told me it was a fat deposits and not to worry about it unless it interfered with the dog's mobility. I have never heard of a large bump under the leg being a "fat deposit". Is this common?
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.

Your greyhound's vet thinks that your greyhound has formed a lipoma (benign fatty glob) under the skin. These can appear most anywhere on dogs and both the groin and axilla (armpit) are common places. For your peace of mind have her vet needle aspirate the growth and examine the aspirate microscopically while you wait in the exam room. You should know within minutes if the growth is nothing more than benign fat.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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