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I found a hard lump behind my dog dachsund/chihuaha mix,

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I found a hard lump behind my dog dachsund/chihuaha 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. What is the dachshund's name and age?

Behind my dog's ear.

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

Peaches. She just turned 4

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dachshund's name?

Peaches

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Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 2 years ago
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Hello and thank you for your question. It appears that the Expert you were hoping to speak with is not currently available. I have stepped in to assist you in their absence. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?

1) Do you have a picture of the lump? You can load a clear shot here using the paperclip function on the toolbar, or you can upload to another site like tiny pic or photo bucket.com

2) How long has the lump been there?

3) Does it seem to bother her? Any itching?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No itching. I'm not sure how long it has been there. I thought I felt something a few weeks ago, but just thought that side felt differently because she was curled up in a ball so her neck was tilted to one side. It is hard and I keep pressing on it and it doesn't seem to cause her any pain. It is behind the left ear on her neck. It isn't really visible, but I can feel it is hard on one side and not the other. Maybe 2" x 1.5"
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The other side feels essentially the same, just smaller.
Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 2 years ago

A picture would really help greatly in this situation. I will opt out and allow another professional to assist you. Best of luck with Peaches!

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