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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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I have a 7 year old rottweiler that is limping and has lump

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I have a 7 year old rottweiler that is limping and has lump on his shoulder the size of a baseball. It just came up and it is hard. We noticed he was limping last night but now he is wincing when he tries to sit down.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Aloha! You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin
I'm concerned that any 7 year old Rottie with such a painful and hard lump is suffering from a bony tumor - osteosarcoma is most common. Swelling can be quite rapid when cancer cells break through the periosteum (the thin membrane lining bone) and invade surrounding tissue.
Acute trauma or envenomation by a flying insect, spider, or snake are always possible etiologies of such a rapidly appearing mass effect but a "hard" mass isn't expected unless it's related to bone. Please have your Rottie attended to by his vet at your earliest convenience. X-rays of his shoulder are essential.
Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
I'll be on the road all day today but promise to reply as soon as I can if need be.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Hi Ruth,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Arthur Kindred. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin