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My dog has a lump about the size of a golf ball under her right ear. She is 10 years old. Border collie, brittany spaniel lab mix.

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. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Brittany?

Yes - She had x rays 4 months ago and showed several tumors around her heart and lung. The vet said she only had a few days to live. We put her on a natural diet adding Turmeric and Kefir. Lots of apples. She responded well and continues to eat a lot and has renewed energy. Could this tumor be something other then cancer ?

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Can you upload a photo(s) of this lump to our conversation? You can upload photos by using the paperclip or add file icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see those icons on your particular device) or you can use an external app such as dropbox.com/

I can be more accurate for you if I can see what you're seeing.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
It is under the skin and you can't see it. Only feel it under the under/behind the ear.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Ah. It would need to be needle aspirated, then, to know what it represents. The aspirate could be examined microscopically while you waited in the exam room or it could be sent out for our pathologist to examine it.

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Thanks
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

You're welcome.

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