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I’ve been finding lumps appearing on my dog over the past 2 weeks

Published on: November 25, 2022 • By: kyleboy · In Forum: Dogs
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kyleboy
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November 25, 2022 at 07:12am
Over the past 2 weeks I’ve been finding lumps appearing on my dog with one on his abdomen and another near his thigh. I want to take him to the vet to get it checked out but my family doesn’t have the money to. What are the chances of something like this being serious?
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Liz Buchanan BVSc MRCVS
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November 25, 2022 at 09:03am
Hello - I know nothing about these lumps or the circumstanes, so use what Im saying to fit your own situation. First, there are organisations that help with vets fees such as the pdsa or rspca in the UK.   Your vet will know if theres anything helpful in your area and if there is, may help you to access them.
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Liz Buchanan BVSc MRCVS
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November 25, 2022 at 09:09am
The lumps - Im not sure what they look like.  If they have arrived very quickly, they could be allergy-related (urticaria) or something systemic like enlarged lymph nodes (these are in specific places - behind the knees, in front of the shoulder, under the jaw), the latter of which which would definitely be a sign to be concerned sooner rather than later.
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Liz Buchanan BVSc MRCVS
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November 25, 2022 at 09:11am
But assuming they are skin lumps, they might be lipomas which are lumps of fat, for some reason laid down in lumps in some dogs, rather than flat.  This can be an early signifier that weight loss is needed. Or they could be what vets are usually talking about when we say lumps - ie cancers, which can be benign or malignant.
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Liz Buchanan BVSc MRCVS
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November 25, 2022 at 09:17am
It is of some priority to get these lumps checked to find out what they are.  More urgent cases need to be identified and in the case of lipomas, dietary treatmet should be started.  I think that it is therefore definitely worth a veterinary consultation. Let me tell you that no vet will ghink the worse of you for saying:  look, I cant afford lots of treatment;  I hope you can just tell me what we're likely to be dealing with and what it means.  If you end up at a private vets, always check the price of a consultation before you go.  Hopefully they will help you to consider your options from there.
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