lastnight i found a movable, lump under my 8yr old lhasa/shitzu dog skin, in the heart/chest area. i am completely freaked out...has anyone else had this? what should i do? will my dog be ok?

Asked by Member 480506 on Dec 17th 2012 in Illness & Disease
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Masses can be cysts,any number of benign tumors, or sometimes they are cancerous. Some require removal and biopsy, and some don't. Fatty tumors, or lypoma, are common in older dogs. The fact that it's movable is a good sign. To be sure, you should take your dog to the vet. Best of luck!

Libby answered on 12/17/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


My older dogs had the bumps also. Like yours, they were moveable. Mine turned out to be fatty tissue. But the only way to know for sure , is to have it looked at by a vet. Good luck

Kazba answered on 12/18/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer