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My shitzu gets lumps then they pop and it she smells,

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My shitzu gets lumps...

My shitzu gets lumps then they pop and it she smells

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the dog's name and age?

Chelsea 9yrs old

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Chelsea?

9yrs

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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9/19/2017
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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H​I, I'm Dr. Denise, a licensed veterinarian. I'd like to help with your concerns regarding Chelsea.

Are you able to send a photo of her lumps?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No but i can feel them
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

O​k, are they raised on top of the skin or under the skin?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Top of skin
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Is this similar to the bumps you are seeing on Chelsea?

Though they are benign, they can rupture and have a sebaceous (white/tan cheesy) discharge that may have an odor.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

I​f these are the bumps that Chelsea is experiencing, I recommend cleaning the areas with mild dog shampoo when they rupture to clean up the debris. If the bumps persist to be bothersome to her (or you), I encourage you to discuss with your veterinarian the possibility of having them removed. They are usually very easy to remove, but it is only indicated for masses that are persistently problematic.

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