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Joan, Vet Tech
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Experience:  Vet Tech for over 35+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues
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I noticed a small hard lump on the side of my 5 year old

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I noticed a small hard lump on the side of my 5 year old Pitbull's thigh. It is under the skin, not on it, a couple inches from her bone. She has no reaction at all and is walking, jumping fine.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the Pitbull?
Customer: I wondered if it could be there because she's laying around more - with the heat and fear of the fireworks & explosions in the neighborhood.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Joan replied 2 months ago.

Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 35+ years. I am sorry youu dog has you worried.

When lunps are found no matter where they ar found on the body, WE suggest having the dog seen by a Vet. Lumps can be Lipomas which are fatty tumors, an abscess, can be sebaceous cysts, a Benigne tumor or could be Canacer.

The Vet will examine the lump and in most cases start with a Fine Needle aspiation to pull some cells and see what they are dealing with. If something is found they will discuss further options where a removal, antibiotics or surgical intervention.

With this information I suggest having your dog seen and an examination done. Please hit reply to discuss this information.

Joan

Expert:  Joan replied 2 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Joan
Expert:  Joan replied 2 months ago.

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