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Good Morning Shelly and welcome. I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
Most likely this mass is a benign tumor and it would have been better to remove this earlier before it has gotten too large to remove. At Mulligan's age, we often recommend not removing this unless it starts to interfere with function. Unfortunately, an injection of Depo Medrol will not help Mulligan unless the mass is becoming painful but this will only last a few weeks and then you are back to where you started.
It is best to remove this and it does not have to be the entire tail unless there is not enough skin remaining to fill in this defect. Check with your vet, Shelly....if removing the mass is an option, do it soon before it grows any larger.
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