How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Louis Gotthelf Your Own Question
Dr. Louis Gotthelf
Dr. Louis Gotthelf, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 2438
Experience:  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Owner of a small animal clinic and an ear/skin clinic 35 years
Type Your Dog Question Here...
Dr. Louis Gotthelf is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

my dog has a lump on her chest- it is very hard and ...

Customer Question

my dog has a lump on her chest- it is very hard and not moving. what could it be?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Louis Gotthelf replied 11 years ago.
If it is a hard mass, then it could be a tumor. There are some bone tumors and cartilage tumors that can show up on the chest wall. YO shoul dhave your vet check this to make sure what it is. If it is a bone tumor, then the sooner it is removed the better the chances of preventing spread of the cancer.