(Closed) Growth on dogs stomach

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
Member
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think I would keep an eye on it to see if it grows or changes in any way. Does it hurt him if you touch it ,or does he show any discomfort or acting differently than normal?

If it were my dog, I would just keep an eye on it and save up the money in the mean time in case it changes. My dog has a lump on her backside that I get the vet to check everytime we are there, she’s had it for about 2 years now. Doesn’t hurt, or show any signs at all that it bothers her, so we are leaving it for now. She is older (9) and they tend to get stuff pop up just like we do as we age.

Post # 4
Hostess
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@Ballet513:  Could it be a tumor of some sort?

I think in cases like this it is best to deal with the situation rather than letting it go. If you can’t afford the cost now look into Care Credit as they offer lines of credit for medical and vet expenses. If you pay off the balance in three months it is interest free.

 

Post # 5
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701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I work in a vet clinic and we see growths all the time.

How big is it and do you have any pictures?

 

Post # 8
Member
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Hm is it a nipple? I know, silly question but not a lot of people consider that!!

It could be a fat deposit, could be just some sort of skin tag. I would have it biopsied to see if it is cancerous. If not then I wouldn’t mess with it unless it starts bothering him.

Post # 9
Hostess
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@Ballet513:  Totally understand completely. I’m sorry about the health scare, never fun. Like I said if the money is an issue but you feel something needs to be done definitely look into care credit.

We have had it for years and it is a blessing when you get huge vet bills. It is just like a credit card and if you don’t use it no big deal, it is there for you should something happen.

Post # 10
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701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Where exactly is it on his stomach? I would suggest calling other vets at the very least and asking about the growth. Explain the details of the growth and that you would like to have a biopsy done just to ensure it’s not cancerous/malignant.

Post # 14
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784 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’d do it, but I spent $4,500 on my dog last summer because she got really sick (and I am not rich by any means!!!)

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