Bumps and Lumps on a Dog

It is disturbing, even frightening to discover a strange bump or lump on your dog while petting her. This is a guide about bumps and lumps on a dog.
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August 12, 2015 Flag
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My dog has 2 strange lumps on his side. They cause him no discomfort or anything. They are about the size of a pencil eraser and a light pink color. He has a smaller one lower on his side, the same color and shape, just smaller. There are also these really weird patches on his torso everywhere and they are like dry skin patches. I think the patches turn into the bumps, but I am not sure. It is really scary not knowing what they are or how to get rid of them.

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August 14, 20150 found this helpful
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As some dogs age they can develop skin tags, fatty tumors, warts, and lipomas. It is best to notice any changes in color and growth and after doing online research as much as possible about each of these mentioned and you feel uncomfortable still, then take your dog to the vet and have it checked out. I do not believe the other problem your dog has is related to any of the above lump issues and for this reason, I'd take the dog to the vet promptly and have both looked at while there.

Cocker Spaniels which we own get fatty tumors and warts when they are six years and above. They've all been benign. When you see tiny clusters or pinkish color warts forming in one area around legs and leg pits, that's when I'd take great concern as one of my dog's had cancer and it was removed only to reappear w/i a year and we had to have the dog put down as he was experiencing pain and a second surgery was out of the question as cancer had advanced internally.

I believe it's always better to be safe than sorry and get a professional's diagnosis more than an opinion in regards to a pet's skin changes and you get peace of mind to a degree.

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October 10, 20160 found this helpful

What is this bump

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August 7, 2016 Flag
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My Boston Terrier pup has a large red bump right at the end of his nose. It's gotten bigger it seems like every other day. It's not super hard or soft. It just looks like a really big zit. Any suggestions on what it is?

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August 8, 20160 found this helpful

The "bump" is large enough that if it were an abscess (bacterial infection) it would have broken open by now. I would guess it is a tumor. The question is, is it malignant or benign. If it is benign, it is getting big enough that it may become a real effort (not to mention cost) to remove. If it is malignant, and gets much bigger the likelyhood of it having spread throughout the puppys body is much greater. You need to do something about it right now.

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August 10, 20160 found this helpful

Cute Boston Terrier.

I'm worried this might be skin cancer. Let a vet biopsy and diagnose this mass.

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July 9, 2016 Flag
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I just noticed my female 7 yr old Pit Bull/Lab mix Has what looks like a blood clot tag on her chest right by her front leg. it doesn't seem to cause her and pain. I thought maybe I could just squeeze the blood clot out, but it isn't moving. It is very soft and flattens when you do squeeze it, but it goes right back to being full again after a few seconds. I am wondering if I should be worried about cancer or not?

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August 2, 20160 found this helpful

Hi. Did you happen to get any information regarding the blood filled tag? My pit had one and I just had it removed. The tag was sent into the lab and I'm waiting for a response. I spent countless hours searching for an image or information pertaining to this growth but didn't find much. Because it is pendulous I am pretty sure it is benign. Like you I could lightly squeeze it and the blood would empty but fill again when I let go.

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Justin

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September 28, 20160 found this helpful

Hi. Did you by chance get the results from your dogs labs? I have noticed my pit has one of these exactly how you described it on his stomach. I too have spent hours trying to find another online, and your response is the best I've found! I hope your pit is doing well from having it removed!!

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April 27, 2016 Flag
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My friend and I went to go see about a Craigslist ad for free puppies about a week ago. I had no intention of getting one; I just wanted to go along for the ride. However, upon my arrival, my eye was caught by this beautiful, lazy dark colored puppy sleeping under the front porch rocking chair of the ad placers' home.

I claim to dislike dogs, but my only legitimate reason is the licking and slobbering. I thought, a lazy dog won't lick and slobber! So I picked the puppy right up and immediately fell in love. See, he was the only dark one in the litter; the rest were white and yellow. The mom is a Great Pyrenees and the dad is a mystery. (Maybe German Shepherd, seeing as Maxx's coloring seems identical to GSD coloring.)

Anyway, we rode in the back seat for an hour back to my town, and I noticed a mat on his leg. When we reached my best friend's house, she and I bathed our puppies and dried them off, giving them each their own bowl of puppy food. We had gone to Walmart and gotten collars and some flea prevention stuff to put on the backs of their necks. I went home, and my mom also fell in love with Maxxavier. She took me to Petco to get all the basics. Later, we went to the vet because we figured with his big potbelly he must have had worms. Which he did. The vet gave him some shots and gave us a complimentary deworming kit, and the next day I could tell Maxx was feeling so much better.

He kept chewing at the mat on his leg, and I figured he was just grooming himself. He eventually chewed all the hair right off, revealing a scab and a little bump under his skin. He won't let me touch it for very long. (By the way, he is 10 weeks old.) Over a few days the bump has grown a little bigger, and he keeps licking at it. My mom said we will take him to the vet when she gets the money for it, but I'm driving myself crazy trying to figure it out. Like I said, there is a scab, so I'm thinking it might just be an infection? It's not a very hard bump, but it moves around under the skin instead of just squishing down when I poke it. Should I try to drain it? Should I call my vet and ask about payment methods? I don't want to let money be the only thing keeping my baby from being comfortable and healthy. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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May 1, 20160 found this helpful

Vet bills are part of owning a dog. Start a fund and keep it up until you have a reasonable amount. For this trip borrow from somebody. Your puppy can't wait.

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May 26, 20160 found this helpful

Hi. My cocker spaniel gets the same scabby spots on the more delicate skin like his bell, inner thighs, around his bum (anus). I found the Miracle cream of all creams. It s an antiseptic balm that farmers actually use on cow udders. It is simply called Bag Balm. It comes in green tin. The stuff works! Hope this helps. Tried, tested and true... Been using over two years.

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July 22, 2014 Flag
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It started 3 wks ago and it was the size of a nickel and white, but solid, and now its the size of a quarter and very red. At first my 7 1/2 month old puppy didn't show any signs of discomfort and it was assumed and suggested that it was a bug bite and would go away within a week.
I'm extremely worried now because it has not and he is always whining and licking at it. A friend suggest that it may just be a cyst and to keep warm compress on it, but as soon as I run warm water for a bath on the spot he starts crying. I feel horrible and don't have a lot of money and can't really afford a couple hundred spent on vet visit and testing for it to be something that needs to pass on its own. I'm looking for suggestions on what it may be.

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July 25, 20140 found this helpful

There is no way for most of us who post here to know what your puppies lump is. But in not finding out you put his life at risk. Assuming the correctness of the opinion of someone who really is just guessing is putting his life at risk. If you really dont have the money for a trip to the Vet, ask your local Vets if they have a fund for animals of folks who cant pay. Most all of them do. Or perhaps you could take a second look at you budget and make some changes. Many Vets allow time payments. You need to make a decision. It is not OK to just hope something turns out OK, when you need to be doing a lot more to make it turn out OK.

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September 11, 20160 found this helpful

Did you ever find out what it was, my dog had the same bump on his paw and I cant get him to the vet for 3 weeks.

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May 23, 2016 Flag
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My Pit Bull has a large red bump. I need to know what to do. Here's a picture. He won't stop licking it and it was bleeding for a couple days and draining blood and now it's dry but he won't stop licking it.

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May 23, 20160 found this helpful

What to do? You must take him to your vet immediately as there is obviously something very wrong!!! Appears infected and probably needs antibiotics. Further delay will only make it worse and more expensive!

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May 24, 20160 found this helpful

It appears to be a lick granuloma.

http://www.petmd.com/dog/general-he ... ck_granuloma_a_dermatology_nightmare

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February 23, 2014 Flag
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I have a female English Bull Terrier/Staffi, which is 3 years old. I noticed while stroking her belly, she has multiple weird black/dark lumps, around the size of a small bead. These are located around her belly and her sides. We go for a walk around once a fortnight as I'm quite ill at the moment, but we try give her as much exercise as possible, our walks consist of walking along the beach onto a field where she gets let off the leash so she can run freely. The spots have been there for maybe around 3 weeks.

As I'm quite low on money because of Christmas, I would be deeply upset if something was seriously wrong, the spots are making me very concerned about my pet as she's been a part of my family since she was a pup.

By Jodi H.

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February 24, 20140 found this helpful
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Call your local Humane society for low cost Vet care. Most offer it, or know where you can find it.

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May 27, 2008 Flag
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I have a 4 year old dachshund. For about 2 weeks (or more) she has had this funny looking bump/growth on her belly above her navel. Do you know what it could be and if there is anything I can do for it? It is not draining and is not sore. It started out as a red rashy kind of skin, like she had scratched there. She had a herniated navel at birth just below the bump. Please help!

Lori from Spring Hope, NC

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August 15, 20080 found this helpful

The bump on my Dachsund went away & has never returned nor has anymore popped up. THANK YOU very much for ALL the information & advice. God Bless, Lori & Bailey (Dachsund)

From Spring Hope, NC

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November 8, 20160 found this helpful

Hi There,

I noticed a similar spot on my Dachsund, on the top of her nose below her eye and was also worried about this. I came across your post when researching online. Did you apply any ointment for the bump or did this heal on its own? How long did the lump last for? Is there anything you would recommend other than a vet check-up?

Thank you,

April :)

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July 9, 2016 Flag
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I have noticed a lump on the back of my dog's leg above the paw. The lump is on both legs, but I never noticed it before.

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July 21, 20160 found this helpful

That is just part of his paw. Totally normal.

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February 15, 2016 Flag
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I have a 12 wk. old Lab pup. I just noticed a grape size lump on his spine. It does not move. It seems like it popped up suddenly, because I have scratched and petted him on his back and never noticed it. Any ideas? I am really concerned. I will probably take him to the vet, but short on funds

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February 15, 20160 found this helpful

Please take him to your vet ASAP as the lump could be cancerous and any delay could mean more expensive treatment and possibly early death. On the other hand, the lump could be noncancerous but you will not know until your vet can evaluate your pup.

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February 16, 20160 found this helpful

Thank you, that is the plan. Just thought I would see if anyone else had experienced this with their Puppy.

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February 4, 2016 Flag
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I have a 5 year old dog. He went to the vet yesterday for a bad ear infection. When I picked him up I got papers telling me how he did also informing me of things that may need to be checked out, including skin masses. I have an appointment to check the lumps, but this waiting until I know is killing me.

Lumps on My Dog

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May 30, 2016 Flag
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I noticed this bump 5 days ago. My dog doesn't seem to notice it or be bothered by it, only when I try to clean it. I have no idea what this could be?

Bump on Dog

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