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16th August 2007, 02:45 PM
I have a 9 month old ruby that has a lump on her chest. The lump is about the size of a pencil eraser. Has anyone come across this before ? We noticed it a couple days ago and it had gotten alittle bigger. It doesn't seem to bother her at the moment but we are concerned. I made a vet appointment but I am just trying to find out alittle about what it might be to ease my stress.

16th August 2007, 02:49 PM
Sorry cant help as never came across this. you have done the right thing in making an appointment with ur vet. Hopefully it is nothing. Lets us know when u come back from the vet. will be thinking of u and ur little one.:flwr:

Cleo's Person
16th August 2007, 02:53 PM
I'm sorry I know nothing about lumps, I just wanted to say I think you're doing the right thing going to the vet to get it checked out.. Keep us posted on how it goes. :hug: :hug: :flwr:

16th August 2007, 06:53 PM
abbsess perhaps ? we've had a couple of dogs with them on their chests.

or if she's microchiopped it could have migrated

16th August 2007, 07:07 PM
I would take the dog to the vet. It "could" be a few things- the vet will be able to tell you whether it is a migrating microchip, a cyst, a fatty tumor. fwiw, Sandy

16th August 2007, 07:21 PM
I agree, this could be anything, best to get it checked out by your vet, :xfngr: it's nothing more than a fatty lump or small cyst, keep us posted!

17th August 2007, 09:21 AM
Hi Jewel,

As the others have said there are lots of different types of lumps dogs can get. Most are benign (harmless) but it is important to have them all checked out by a vet because some can be nasty, while others can start off benign but can turn nasty later.

20th August 2007, 02:28 PM
thanks for all the responses and concern. we head to the vet tonight so hopefully everything will go OK.

Cathy Moon
20th August 2007, 11:49 PM
Good luck! Let us know how she gets on. :xfngr::xfngr::paw::paw::paw:

21st August 2007, 12:16 AM
Sometimes when ticks drop off they can leave a lump behind and they take ages to go down.

23rd August 2007, 07:02 PM
thanks for all the responses and concern. we head to the vet tonight so hopefully everything will go OK.

How did everything turn out?

28th August 2007, 02:43 PM
I finally got back from a business trip and can let everyone know that Jewel is doing OK... she had a fatty lump and the vet took it off... everything went OK and Jewel had no problems with the procedure... thanks again for all the help and concerns...

28th August 2007, 03:41 PM
horray for jewel :w**h**: how naughty of you to worry your mum so :):):)

Cleo's Person
28th August 2007, 05:30 PM
Fantastic news. :rah: :rah: :rah:

28th August 2007, 05:32 PM
Thanks for the update. So happy for you and Jewel! Give her a pat on the head from her friends in Miami

28th August 2007, 08:12 PM
Oh that's good news! It's good that you were so vigilant and spotted a potential problem so quickly.

29th August 2007, 03:42 PM
she is happy and being spoiled right now...

Scouty girl
29th August 2007, 04:39 PM
Great news!!! Thanks for letting us know.

29th August 2007, 11:13 PM
:rah: That is wonderful news!!!!!!!!:rah: Give her some hugs from all of us, please!