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My cocker spaniel has two big cyst on her !

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My cocker spaniel has two big cyst on her !
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  petdrz replied 2 years ago.
I am sorry that you have been waiting for a response. I recently just logged onto the site and noted that your question hasn't yet been answered. I am a licensed veterinarian with over 25 years’ experience and would be happy work with you if you are still needing assistance.
It is impossible to diagnose most lumps or cysts just by the way they look or feel, but there are other ways to determine the seriousness of the lump.
There is a test called a fine needle aspirate (FNA) which can be performed by collecting a sample of cells from the mass with a needle and then examining under the microscope. This can usually be done right in the clinic. It is not always definitive enough to let you know the exact cause of the lump, but it may help to make the decision of if anything else needs to be done, like surgical removal. Some growths are easily identified as benign and that is all that needs to be done unless the growth is of a size to be bothering her.
You are absolutely right that the best course of action is to have your veterinarian examine her and aspirate the cyst. There is a very good chance that is all that will need to be done and then you won't have to worry any more.
I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please reply so I can clarify for you.
Dr Z