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My dog has swelling around the breast that has come up in

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my dog has swelling around the breast that has come up in the last couple of days. She is about 13 and is not desexed.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

Hello Sue,

My name is***** and I will help you.

Is this swelling soft or firm? Is it the nipple?

Is it painful when you touch it?

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

Sue, I'm going to opt out and let another expert help you. I'm going off line now.

Dr Marta

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'll follow up for Dr. Lepes for you. Is just one breast affected? If so, neoplasia (cancer) must be an important differential diagnosis in a geriatric intact female dog. If more than one breast if affected, pseudocyesis (false pregnancy) or pregnancy needs to be considered. Please respond with additional information and further questions or concerns if you wish.