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Justine
11th June 2007, 06:58 PM
i was just stroking him and to my shock is i bug lump under the skin on his neck.i have just phoned the vtes and no one there.it doesnt hurt him when i sqeeze it a little.any ideas before i go tearing my hair out.its not a gland because its in the wrong area.

WoodHaven
11th June 2007, 07:18 PM
i was just stroking him and to my shock is i bug lump under the skin on his neck.i have just phoned the vtes and no one there.it doesnt hurt him when i sqeeze it a little.any ideas before i go tearing my hair out.its not a gland because its in the wrong area.

Is it at an injection site?

Justine
11th June 2007, 07:26 PM
NO i thought that at first his injections are due in august.i have just felt again and its just on top of his shoulder blade and its big.it seems to move but i am not a vet.he is only 14 months old.what could it be ,the first thing i thought is cancer.

freesia
11th June 2007, 07:56 PM
Could it be a microchip, sometimes you can feel them?

Justine
11th June 2007, 08:05 PM
no its not the microchip.the lump has just appeared.i last brushed him 2 days ago and it wasnt ther then i would of noiticed it because its big.

Justine
11th June 2007, 08:18 PM
i was just thinking could it be a bite or a sting.i have just had a look and i cant see any puncture wounds and if it was surely it would be sore.

Cathryn
11th June 2007, 08:27 PM
Hi!

This sounds just like what happened a few weeks ago with Mum and Dad's girl Tilly, we found a lump, it didn't respond to anti-biotics so they operated to remove it. It was benign thankfully and the vets believe she stuck herself on a rose thorn or similar and this was the reaction to it, just pure bad luck that it din't go down with the anti-biotics was all!

I know it sounds difficult but try not to worry about it too much unless it gets noticebly larger or reddened and feeling hot, let us know how you go on at the vets won't you?

Caraline
12th June 2007, 02:25 AM
How big is the lump, what is its texture & what part of the neck is it on. Lots of things in necks that can cause lumps eg lymph nodes, blocked salivary glands etc. In that area, I would certainly get a vet to take a look at it.

Crittercall
12th June 2007, 04:45 AM
We all knolw that's my line - Go to your Vet!!!

I found a small lump on Sasha a week or so ago. I had the vet check it while she was boarding and told him to do a needle aspirate if he thought it was necessary. When Bubba picked the girls up today the vet said that it was more like a pimple and he and squeezed it and it had gone away. Since Wallis has that fibrosarcoma I'm really paranoid about those things.

It could be as innocent as a sebaceous cyst (a cyst in the oil gland in her skin) but if there is any question in your mind please have her seen.

Let us know what you find out.

laurenlyn1
12th June 2007, 06:31 AM
my boyfriends parent's dog was starting to grow what looked kinda like a unicorn horn on the top of her head and they did a biopsy on it to see what it was. it wasn't anything harmful, but it's always better to know. then the next time she was in for a dental, they removed it. i think it ended up just being fat or something on her scull. but i would have it check out because there are many things that i'm sure it could be. i hope it's nothing serious.

good luck!

coconut
12th June 2007, 09:45 AM
Justine let us know how u go at the vets, like all have said it is prob something simple!

Justine
12th June 2007, 08:14 PM
hi guys it was a reaction to a ani biotic injection something to do with the oil in it,so more tablets and if it doesnt go it will have to be lanced as it is rather big.i am taking him back in about 3 to 5 days unless it gets worse.and i wasnt charged today for his visit which was handy.so i will keep you all informed.alfs is in good spirit.but i am still scared for him but i trust the vet.thankgod nothing to horrible i was all ready arranging his funeral and where to put the ashes.

coconut
12th June 2007, 08:20 PM
that is brilliant justine!

Cathy Moon
13th June 2007, 03:51 AM
:xfngr::xfngr: Hoping it goes away by itself. :hug:

Caraline
13th June 2007, 04:08 AM
Excellent! Hope he doesn't have to have it lanced, but even if he does, this diagnosis sure beats may others. :cool:

Cleo's Person
13th June 2007, 11:03 AM
Justine, How worrying for you! As everyone else said, there's loads of other things it could be. Let us know how it goes with the vet. :flwr:

Crittercall
14th June 2007, 05:45 AM
:rah: :rah: Hooray!!:rah: :rah:


Glad that it was nothing major.

Karen S.
16th June 2007, 03:57 AM
Lucky had a lump under his skin in the hip area about 2 years ago. It started to grow and we took him to the vet who recommended we get a biopsy done.
The biopsy was done and it showed the lump was infected and filled with puss. It was sent off to be checked for anything more serious but results were negative. The vet said it was probably a reaction to an injection. I am glad to say he has not had any more.
Glad it was nothing serious!

Justine
16th June 2007, 08:41 PM
yep it sounds the same as you.it is going away there is just a small lump.hopefully it will be gone soon if not he will have to lance it.jus.