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Can you attach some photos? How long have they been there?
OK. Do they feel soft, like they might be made of fat? Or are they firm?
OK, thanks. I suspect that these are lipomas, which are benign fatty tumors that can often lay under a muscle layer. The only way to know for sure, however, is to see your veterinarian and have your veterinarian stick a needle in them and get some cells out and look under a microscope. I would see your veterinarian and have that done, and if they are just fat under muscle, I wouldn't worry about them. There are other masses, however, that can feel like that, and they are cancerous. So it is important to have this test run to know for certain. It is not an expensive test.
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