My lovely doggy lumps
August 24, 2006 11:03 AM Subscribe
Lumps on a Dog
So, my little 15lb Rat terrier developed a pretty big lump last week. It's about the size of half a golfball, protruding out of her back next to her spine. When I first noticed it, it was soft to the touch and seemed to be filled with liquid. I took her to the vet, sat in the waiting room for an hour before he walked in. He looked at the lump, squeezed it between his fingers a bit, and said 'its just a hematoma around a bruise. She'll be fine. You owe me $26' and walked out. He's a sweetie.
So, heres the specs today:
Hemisphere of a Golfball sized lump
Grew up practically over night.
Was soft to the touch, now its hardened slightly
Doesnt cause my dog any discomfort when i squeeze it
Is this a legit, and normal diagnosis?
Do I need to keep an eye on her for any other symptoms?
How long will it take for the lump to go away?
Why is my vet always so grumpy?