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Hello, my name is***** and I'm happy to help answer your question. I'm sorry to hear that your dog has a lump in his armpit and that he is not able to get around easily. I understand that you are financially constrained, but I honestly can't think of a way around getting him evaluated by a veterinarian. The mass needs to be sampled (a fine needle aspirate or biopsy) in order to determine what the best course of action is. Since it is large enough that it is impeding mobility, and because you are concerned about possible muscle atrophy (more prominent scapula), it sounds like it should be seen sooner rather than later.
If you would like me to try and find a low-cost veterinary clinic in your area, I'm happy to do so if you give me your general location.
Hi there, I'm so sorry that I didn't see your responses until now! I hope you and your dog are doing ok. I looked around and there isn't a definite low-cost clinic in the area of Warrenton, VA.
There is a spay/neuter program, which you are welcome to contact (info below), although they may say they don't do anything other than spay/neuter.
I also found this clinic that claims to offer affordable services, so you can call and inquire about their services:
Again, I apologize about the delay in response. I wish you both the best!