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sbjmg
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Direct Link 02-09-2013, 05:36 PM  
My dog has had a bump on its side for 5 days now I have attached pictures. The first couple days I waited it out as these things happen but now I am starting to get concerned. There is no change in his behavior. I am about to leave the state for 7 days and can not (unless it is an absolute emergency) take him to the vet. I am posting here to get some peace of mind or some direction. Thank you for any help/direction you can provide.

He is a 1 year old German Shepard.

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A.Chakery
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Direct Link 02-10-2013, 05:02 PM  
Hello,

When you find a lump on your dog's body it could be a red flag,.

if you need my answer as a vet. I suggest you to get your dog to a experienced vet or a good veterinary hospital ASAP and get it checked .

In such cases we get the lump biopsied and aspirated to find out what the lump is, please note that its the only way to find out what it is , it could be a fatty tumor (lipoma) which is not really a a big deal or it could be a malignant cancer like hemangiosarcomas.

Here is the most common diagnosed lumps in dog's body :

  • Abscesses: These are sacs of pus around trauma and wound sites.
  • Sebaceous Cysts: These are cysts created by blocked oil-producing glands and these can be removed by surgery.
  • Lipomas: As I mentioned these are fatty lumps which almost never malignant.
  • Hematomas: These are blood-filled lumps and they can be malignant.
  • Papules: These are one of the common skin lesions which can be caused by allergies, exposure to irritants and toxic materials or minor infections. these are usually associated with inflammations.
  • Mast Cell Tumor: These lumps are created by the cells which protects the dog's body against the foreign objects, germs , organisms and such. These kind of lumps are usually cancerous and they should be checked and supervised by a veterinarian.
GoodLuck.
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