(Closed) Anyone with veterinary experience/animals with tumor, please read.. :(

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
1849 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’ve heard that benign fluid-filled cysts are fairly common – much more common than tumors, especially cancerous ones. My friend’s dog has 3 lumps like that, she’s perfectly healthy. Obviously no one can give you an answer except your vet, but I don’t think you need to be freaking out yet ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Our dog had a benign cyst near her spine on her back (in the skin layer not below that) when we got her. It was like the size of one of those chocolate egg candies. The vet used a syringe to take a sample and analyze it and after that it slowly got smaller and disapeared. Fiance claims he can still feel it but he is just feeling her spine. It might be nothing.

Post # 6
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I work for a company that does pet health insurance and we get claims for non-cancerous fluid filled lumps ALL THE TIME. Way more often than we get claims for cancer. Dogs get lumps all the time and are usually nothing to worry about. I would definitly recommend you take him in ASAP and get it checked out. On the off chance it is cancerous, the sooner you catch it and treat it the better.

Post # 8
33 posts

My aunt has a Doberman who gets fatty tissue deposits that sound a lot like what you’re describing, they were not cancerous and he’s still very healthy and active even though they had to put off getting them removed.

Post # 9
3220 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Agreed that it sounds like some sort of cyst! Good luck.

Post # 10
1235 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It sounds like its a tumor called a lipoma. Lipoma’s are benign fatty tumors that are very common in dogs of all sizes. You can have your vet perform a fine needle aspirate and he should be able to tell if it is a lipoma or not (the sample will not dry on the slide and you can see the fat droplets on it..pretty obviously diagnosing it as a fatty tumor). 

Though, if the limping continues I would be concerned. Some dogs can develop osteosarcomas which are tumors that occur in the bone. The fact that you are actually able to feel the tumor in the subcutaneous tissue leads me to believe that it is fat…I wouldnt worry too much honey. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

My yorkie lived until 15 years and by the time he passed he had four fluid filled cysts!

I am sure he is just aging and has developed a benign cyst!

Hope your appointment goes well today!

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