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My dog is 11 has been getting lumps around her body last

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my dog is 11 has been getting lumps around her body last night I found another that was sore to the touch. is this servious. she is a service dog I am a senior vet and just lost every thing to a fire have no money I depend on this dog and don't want to lose her can you help me
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for using Just Answer. My name is Rebecca; I am a veterinarian. Please give me a moment to type my answer.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 8 months ago.

I am sorry to hear you are worried about these lumps on Jenney. Many lumps on older dogs are not serious; they can be benign cysts, fatty tumors, or adenomas. The only way to tell what any lump is however, is to test them by FNA: fine needle aspiration, using a needle to get cells from the lump to look at under a microscope. You can't tell what a lump is by looking at it or feeling it.

The lumps I worry about are ones that grow quickly, bleed, or bother the dog so the one that is sore to the touch should be checked out.

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Let me know what other questions I can answer and if this was helpful.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 8 months ago.

I hope you were able to see my responses; I have not heard from you. Can I answer anything else?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 8 months ago.
Hi David,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Jenney. How is everything going?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.