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She is 10 and has developed a lump near each hip. She has…

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She is 10 and...

She is 10 and has developed a lump near each hip. She has had soft cysts near her back legs for a while which don't appear to affect her but these lumps are firmer to touch.

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 dog's name?

Foxy. She is Jack Russel

Submitted: 27 days ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 27 days ago
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Hi there

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

Can you send me a photo from above of the lumps?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
It would not be visible in a photo. They are of uniform size but barely sticking up above skin level. They are more dispersed than the other lumps and cover an area each of about a small egg size
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 27 days ago

No worries

Are there just around the points of the hips up top?

Paul

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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 27 days ago

Still there?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
just around the hips Paul
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 27 days ago

Okay

My own dog has the same lumps

I am comfortable saying that these are little fatty deposits and nothing to worry about

I call them love handles LOL

The fact that they are symmetrical and in that location makes the diagnosis for us

Nothing to worry about

I hope that helps!

Paul

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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
Ok I agree they are in the love handles spot exactly, What worries me though is that they came up in a day or two
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 27 days ago

Hmmm

Increased activity lately?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
No
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 27 days ago

I am pretty sure we are right about what they are but I cannot tell you why they are more prominent over such a short period of time

In light of that I would suggest having them examined if they remain this way

I am sorry that I do not have an explanation for the sudden change in appearance :(

Paul

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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
Thankyou Paul, you have been very helpful. Julie
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 27 days ago

Very welcome

Can you update me tomorrow regarding their appearance

And you can rate me now- I will leave this link open for you to update me :)

Paul

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