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where on the tail is this lump? Near the back, midway on the tail or near the end?
What breed is Cubby?
Is she spayed?
Is she overweight?
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It may be that she injured her tail perhaps in the fall or previously leading to the lump, so you will want to check her tail over well to check for a break. A puncture wound can also become infected and lead to an abscess which will form a lump and be quite painful. The pain from the stretching of the skin can affect her behavior when it comes to jumping. You can read about abscesses here:
Dog's have sebaceous glands and perianal glands at the base of their tails. Sometimes, these glands can become clogged and swollen. A warm compress on the spot and cleaning with Benzyl peroxide gel may help with the problem. I would also use some Neosporin or triple antibiotic cream on the area as well. Dogs with this swelling of the sebaceous gland may have a problem with hypothyroidism or a hormonal imbalance, so I would suggest you have your dog seen by your vet if you do not see improvement.
If it isn't a break, I'd suspect the sebaceous glands myself. I hope this information is helpful to you. If you would like any additional information or have more questions please don’t hesitate to press the reply to expert or continue conversation button so I can address any issues you still have . If you do find this helpful, please take this opportunity to rate my answer positively so I am compensated for my time.
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