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Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian
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My 7 year old Parsons ***** ***** has a swelling over his right lower

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my 7 year old Parsons ***** ***** has a swelling over his right lower back. The other side of his fat pad is enlarged as well but they are not symmetrical as right side is larger. Vet said to watch if gets larger. its been like this for 4-5 months at least.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
I am sorry to hear you are worried about your ***** *****. I am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.
Can you post a picture here?
Probably this is a fat pad, or a lipoma (benign fat tumor). It would be easy to tell, by doing FNA, fine needle aspirate. A needle is inserted into the swelling, to get cells or fluid from inside it. Then we look under a microscope at what we get. If only fat cells are seen, it is a fat pad or a lipoma.
Usually a fat pad or lipoma is not painful when palpated; does it hurt at all when you touch it or press on it?
Let me know if you can send a picture, or if you have any other questions.
Rebecca