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Post by amywilko on Sun May 14 2017, 05:09

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I am new to this forum but I must say it has definitely been helpful and lots of fun when questioning anything to do my Staffy, Bonnie. She has put me through so much stress lately after partially tearing her cruciate and needing an emergency spay due to an infection! After a cuddle last night I found a hard lump (under the skin, not really visisble unless she's is laying on her side) on her left side of ribs, not far from her armpit. Has anyone had any experience with this? I have already contacted my vet but in the meantime, I am looking for some peace of mind! I don't believe it could be a fatty limpoma as it is very hard. Very worried about my girl, she is only 3 years old as of next month Sad

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Post by Mia05 on Sun May 14 2017, 06:21

You have done the best you can and booked a vets appointment mia had a few lumps and bumps all were cysts but its always best to get any checked .

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Post by LizP on Sun May 14 2017, 08:05

It does sound like you've been through the mill a bit.

It is a question of waiting for the vet, I'm afraid, and keeping fingers crossed till then. Mine are crossed for you too.


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Post by -Ian- on Sun May 14 2017, 08:35

My girl has lots of little lumps and bumps but the best thing is a visit to the vets. I can imagine how worried you must be.


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Post by amywilko on Mon May 15 2017, 07:00

My vet has advised that we just monitor the lump for any changes. I hate that response as I'm still on edge worrying! However, he has never been wrong with Bonnie and doesn't seem too concerned. I guess I'll have to do my best to stay positive!

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Post by Rachel33 on Mon May 15 2017, 18:16

Hello! My girl Bug has had so many lumps and bumps over the years - the first was unfortunately a malignant melanoma (which was removed quickly, with margins). She has had 4 removed since, the most recent 3 weeks ago - and they have all been benign! One was a wart, one was just lumpy pigmentation and two were just hair follicles with overactive cells basically.

You do have the option of a fine need aspiration to check for any nasty cells if you don't want to remove, but the lump needs to be big enough. My vet has always recommended to remove, just because of Bug's cancer history, but they have always said that they are not concerned, and they have always been right.

Wishing you lots of luck!


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Post by amywilko on Wed May 17 2017, 04:03

Back to the vet today as the lump has changed slightly in just a few short days. Hoping the vet will take further analysis now as I am very worried about my girl. Thanks for your advice everyone! Will update how she is going soon. Smile

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Post by Jnestie84 on Wed May 17 2017, 06:46

Hi. All the best at the vets. Let us know how you get on.
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Post by Mistys Mum on Wed May 17 2017, 07:02

Good luck for the vets, fingers and paws crossed for you.


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Post by -Ian- on Wed May 17 2017, 08:49

Good luck, fingers crossed for you


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Post by amywilko on Wed May 17 2017, 09:13

Hi all, good news! Vet is 100% sure the lump is non cancerous and simply a reaction to the pain medication and injection given during her emergency spay. He said they see this happen quite frequently and it can take up to two - four weeks for the lump to appear but it will settle after a few weeks. I didn't push for further tests as my vet seemed very confident and has never been wrong so far. She was only speyed 3 weeks ago so will continue to keep an eye on it anyway until the lump goes down. Thanks for your support!

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Post by -Ian- on Wed May 17 2017, 09:49

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