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 NancyH Your Own Question
NancyH, Dog Expert:Rescue, Train,Breed,Care
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 31958
Experience:  30+ yrs dog home vet care & nursing, rescue, behavior&training, responsible show breeding, genetics
Type Your Dog Question Here...
NancyH is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My german shorthair pointer has a small lump, about the ...

Resolved Question:

My german shorthair pointer has a small lump, about the size of a ping pong ball on her right hind quarter and the vet said it was probably just a fatty tumor. It has almost tripled in size this week and her back leg keeps giving out on her. I plan to call the vet tommorow, any ideas?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 10 years ago.
It might be a more serious tumor than was expected.
You can read about lumps in dogs here
and about causes for them here
You may want to biopsy before going for surgery.
It its something malignant that may make your decision on the next steps to take different.
Hope this helps you!
NancyH and 2 other Dog Specialists are ready to help you