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Old 11-18-2011, 05:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Strange lump/swelling on base of dogs back, really worried!

Hi Everyone,

I have recently noticed a strange lump/swelling about 1 inch around at the base of my dogs back just before his tail. Its hard to describe it feels like it is sort of either side of his spine but one side protrudes a lot more than the other. Im not great with the anatomy of a dog so im not sure whether it is just bone/joint that is supposed to be there but im really worried.

Its not bothering him he will let you touch it no problem, still running around mad! There is no limping or yelping at all. Does anyone know if this is normal or does it sound like something serious? At the moment I am reluctant to ring my vet as they are not very helpful, their answer to everything is 'Bring him in we will have a look' and before you know it, its cost 200 straight away. One thing I am thinking at the moment is that he has recently lost a little bit of weight as our vet said he was getting a bit big, I am just wondering if as a result of that we can just notice it more??

He is 4 and otherwise very healthy if not a little crazy lol...

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Old 11-18-2011, 06:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you post a pic ?
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Hi, Yes I have attached a picture (not of my dog) but it might help to get a better idea of where it is, hope this helps...

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No, that doesn't help
Can you post a pic of your dog showing the lump?
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Sorry . I will take a picture when I get home and upload it. I doubt you will be able to see too much from it though you have to be looking for it x
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Well, you will probably have to take him to the vet for a diagnosis. That is the only sure way. It could be a "fatty tumor". Boxers are notorius for them... I hope it all goes well for you. Don't think the worst, which we all have a tendency to do...
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Unfortunatley you cant actually see anything on the picture I took (i have attached another example to show exactly were it is). We have got an appointment with the vet on Saturday but until then I am worried sick, could anybody shed any light on what this could be, are there bones there?

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