Last night when Ron was petting Penny he felt a small growth on her side. It is below the fur, is about the size of a pea, and you can move it around. Has anyone had experience with this type of thing. Should I bring her to the vet or watch to see if it will go away on it's own? Any advice/ideas would be great...thanks!

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Comment by Lisa on November 24, 2009 at 1:18pm
Reiki had the same thing on her right side under her arm pit. I took her to the vet. and they did aspirate it and looked at it under the microscope, said it was a fatty deposit and to watch it, if it became to big or started to bother her they would remove it. But I would still have it checked out if I were you.
Comment by Cindi on November 13, 2009 at 11:23am
Just had Moira checked for a lipoma yesterday. Our vet said to watch it, and if it grows, we'll remove it.
Comment by Jane Christensen on November 13, 2009 at 10:53am
Glad to hear! Good Luck!
Comment by Melinda (Penny's Mom) on November 13, 2009 at 9:09am
Thanks for your comments. I will give the vet a call today. I sat with her last night and checked to see if it was causing her any pain and it didn't...but it will keep worrying me if I don't make sure.
Comment by christy fry on November 13, 2009 at 3:41am
my lab Cody had a spot like this when he was a youngster also, we took him in and they pulled some stuff out said it was a fatty deposit and it would and did reabsorb on it's own....
Comment by Jennifer Markley on November 12, 2009 at 11:46pm
It sounds like a lipoma which is a benign (non-cancerous) tumour that older dogs get. But to make sure you should definitely have it checked by the vet.
Comment by Jane Christensen on November 12, 2009 at 11:02pm
For your own piece of mind have it checked out! I don't think it's anything either but you'll feel better!
Comment by John Wolff on November 12, 2009 at 8:30pm
I've had something like that between my skin and collarbone for 40 years.
Comment by Beth on November 12, 2009 at 6:08pm
I would check with a vet too. Usually if you can move it around freely, it's just a cyst but it's always better to be safe than sorry.
Comment by Bev Levy on November 12, 2009 at 6:05pm
I would have it checked out. Sparty has a sabaceous (spelling?) cyst on his chest. It is no big deal and our Standard Poodle years ago had them. It could be something that simple but she is kind of young for it. I would check with the vet.

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