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Hi, this is Dr. Gabby. When did you first notice the lump? Has it changed or grown? Would you like me to look at a picture of it? If so, you can post pictures on here using the paper clip icon.
Ok thank you. You can always take a picture later. Anytime there is a lump that is not shrinking then it needs to be examined by a vet in person.
Unfortunately no one can tell you a lump is suspicious just by looking at it.
The vet will dry cells out of the lump and look at them under the microscope.
If the cells look abnormal then the lump will need to be surgically removed.
I can tell you a lump that never changes or grows is rarely cancer.
You could try some over the counter hydrocortisone cream three times a day for a week.
If that does not shrink it then it needs to be seen by a vet.
Does that help? Do you have any additional questions?