Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions
Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? Has he had any lumps in the past?. Does the lump feel firm or soft?
Okay thanks for the additional information. No history of any recent trauma? When dealing with lumps, I usually discuss a few options with owners. One is if you are worried about the lump at all that you should have it tested. There are two ways to have it tested. One is to have it surgically removed and have it submitted for a biopsy. Another way is to have your veterinarian attempt to aspirate cells from the mass and submit to a lab for analysis. Or you can monitor it to see if it changes in size or shape. Masses that change in size or shape quickly tend to be more of a concern in comparision to those that are very slow growing.
Let me know if you have any further questions or concerns