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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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I was just my Chihuahua and he yelped when i touched his

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Hi! I was just petting my Chihuahua and he yelped when i touched his lower back on the right side. I don't notice any lumps of any sort, but he won't allow me to touch it long enough to see if there's any broken skin or anything under his fur.
JA: 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 dog's name and age?
Customer: Rondo, 5
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about rondo?
Customer: he's very skittish lately, years back, hides, and avoids too much contact. if i go down to pick him up, sometimes he urinates out of fear. he's never been abused, just very cautious.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Is someone there live?
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 10 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:

How long has he had all these signs?

Any chance of a fall, trauma, or injury to this area?

Has he been licking or chewing this sore region?

Any discomfort or scooting associated with his back end?

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