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My Rott has a couple of lumps on his left legs at the knee.

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Thank you. My Rott has...
Thank you. My Rott has a couple of lumps on his left legs at the knee. one per leg, and it hurts him to walk.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: ROTTWEILER
JA: OK. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about the Rottweiler?
Customer: I DONT THINK HES GETTING ENOUGH WATER. his urine is very dark. alomost orange color.
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

How old is your Rottie, please? If these lumps are present in the same location in both legs, they're likely to represent proliferative bone indicating advanced osteoarthritis which would explain his pain upon walking. Can you upload a photo(s) of a lump to our conversation? You can do so by using the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see that icon) or by using an external app such as dropbox.com/

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I'm not at home right now. No pictures.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

I understand. You're welcome to return to our conversation at your convenience. Bookmark this page for ease of return.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
The one in the foreleg is about the size of two golf balls fused together.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I will get back tomorrow. When I am home. Thank you.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

I misunderstood you. I thought that both hind legs were affected. Both the left front and left hind leg have these lumps, correct? If so, I have to consider neoplasia - benign or malignant growths. I'll watch for your next post tomorrow.

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