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I have a female pit that is almost 7 years old. My son found…

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I have a female...

I have a female pit that is almost 7 years old. My son found a lump by one of her lowest nipples closest to her tail. It is about the size of a golf ball. It does not appear to bother her and her normal behaviors have not changed. She is not spayed. Should I be alarmed? Should I invest in insurance and get her to a vet? Not sure which route to take.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the pit's name?

Raven

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Raven?

Nothing that I can think of

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Ann M., Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago
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Hi there and thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed, internship-trained veterinarian with 12 years experience in general medicine and emergency and critical care medicine and I would be happy to assist you. Please be patient as there may be slight delays in responses as I research your pet's issue and as I am typing out a response.

How old was she before she was spayed? Was she spayed before a heat cycle, or after? If the lump red or purple, or the same color as surrounding skin?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
She is not spayed. This is my first female dog. I am used to male dogs. The lump appears to be the same color as the surrounding skin.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Ann M., Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

So sorry for the delay, I had an emergency case! Dogs who are not spayed have a 26% chance of mammary cancer. I would be concerned that this dog has mammary adenocarcinoma, which can be curable if you have the mass removed as soon as possible. So I would see the vet and get an estimate for mass removal and biopsy and go from there. I sure hope that it comes back benign or completely removed! Please let me know if you have more questions.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Ann M., Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

Are you there? Did you see my response?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Ann M., Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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