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1- How long has she had the lump?
2- Is the lump below or above the skin?
3- Is it bothering her?
1- Is it easily movable with the skin or is it firmly attach to the underlying tissue?
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Friend, I believe the lump that you are seeing might be a tumor. In dogs, they can develop benign or malignant type lumps. In response to your question, I would not give penicillin vk, it will not help, I am sorry. Unfortunately, on history only I will not be able to tell you the type of lump, I am sorry. To determine the exact nature of the lump I would recommend you speak to your family veterinarian about doing an FNA (fine needle aspirate); this is a very quick test where your vet will collect a sample of the cells with a needle. Requires no anesthesia, inexpensive when compared to a biopsy and can be done within minutes during an office examination. Your vet will most likely submit the sample to a lab to be evaluated under the microscope for a definitive diagnosis. The decision of benign neglect or complete surgical removal should be made based on FNA results.
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