Q: Please Help?

June 12, 2011 | By Ches21 | 1 answer | Expired: 1693 days ago


Skitters has a small bump atop her head and I don't know what it is should I be worried?

Readers' Answers (1)

Jun 13, 2011

There's not really enough info to give you a definitive answer as to what it is or whether or not you should be worried. If it came up suddenly; isn't causing any pain, itching, or other types of distress; or doesn't appear to be growing, you can watch it for a while & see if it goes away. It could just be an insect bite or something similar that will go away on it's own. She's an older dog, so it could also be a fatty tumor (lipoma). Those rarely cause problems unless they grow too large or press on nerves. They usually feel like firm jello. There are also other kinds of tumors that could occur like mast cell tumors or liposarcomas. To be sure of what it is & whether or not it needs to be removed, you would need to take Skitters to the vet. Unless it's growing at an alarming rate or causing distress it's not an emergency situation & you can afford to watch it a couple of weeks.

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