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Hello! I am Dr Welsh and I am happy to help with your questions today. I am sorry that you and your pup are dealing with this. Let's see if we can get to the bottom of this. I have just a few additional questions for you so that I can make the best recommendation.
how long has it been there?
any changes to it?
bothered by it if you touch it?
any current meds or illness?
ok thank you for that additional information. there is a good chance that it possible may be a fatty tumor, especially given the breed. However, there is no way to know just by feeling it. you have to take a sample and look at it under the microscope or a sample sent to the pathologist to evaluate what it is. if someone tells you by just feeling it, get a second opinion. my own dog can be first hand example of why it is important to get a sample. he has had 12 lipomas removed by me, the 13th one looked exactly the same and felt the exact same, and came back as a mast cell tumor. given his breed and being prone to cancer, I annot stress enough it is impt to get a sample and look at it under the microscope, or take a biopsy and send it to the pathologist. the other possibility could be an abscess, seroma, etc but all in all need a sample
do you have any other questions for me?
if there isn't anything else then I wish you two the best!
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