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29 July 2018 - 10:49 am
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Hi everyone! I am new to the site and new to having a tripawd. Our pup had his left rear leg amputated due to bone cancer in may. 2 weeks into recovery he had pancreatitis and ended up in the pupspital again, but other than that he recovered amazingly well! Until now he has had no issues with mobility or energy. He was still jumping playing and overall enjoying every minute of life!

The past few weeks we have noticed a bump that has grown into a baseball size hard lump right between his hip (on his good leg) and rib cage. We toom him to the vet and she believed it was just muscle mass but told us to montior it. That evening we took him on a walk and he has been in terrible pain since…to the point that he has bit my husband twice for accidently touching/bumping it. Im wondering if anyone else has had this happen to their dog? Is it really just muscle mass that had been irritated by picking him up so much at the vet and over doing it? We have an appointment tomorrow with a different vet for a second opinion but i was hoping to get other people’s expeiences!

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Welcome! So sorry to hear about your pup’s issues. What’s his name?

A second opinion is definitely necessary, and an aspirate or biopsy to determine the nature of the mass–which does not sound like any “irritated muscle” and clearly sounds painful.

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29 July 2018 - 3:16 pm
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OUCH!  Sounds like your guy is feeling pain from thst lump! Really glad you’re getting a second opinion  and haviing the Bet thoroughly  check him out!  Good job!

Don’t  have any insight into your particular  situation.  I do, however,   feel like you’ll get better information with a good exam and then you can get that ole ‘ bump treatef properly.

It is also,possible that yoir pup has veen overdoing  it.  And although  thr actual bump itself may ve painful, he may also be painful  from sore muscles,  back issues, etc..   WITHOUT  touching  the vump, massafe up and down hos spine and arpund his neck and shoulder area.  Does he show any signs of tenseness at any point?

Everything  else okay…eating, drinking, pooping, peeing?

Update us after your Vet visit.

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29 July 2018 - 3:25 pm
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benny55 said
OUCH!  Sounds like your guy is feeling pain from thst lump! Really glad you’re getting a second opinion  and haviing the Bet thoroughly  check him out!  Good job!

Don’t  have any insight into your particular  situation.  I do, however,   feel like you’ll get better information with a good exam and then you can get that ole ‘ bump treatef properly.

It is also,possible that yoir p

benny55 said
OUCH!  Sounds like your guy is feeling pain from thst lump! Really glad you’re getting a second opinion  and haviing the Bet thoroughly  check him out!  Good job!

Don’t  have any insight into your particular  situation.  I do, however,   feel like you’ll get better information with a good exam and then you can get that ole ‘ bump treatef properly.

It is also,possible that yoir pup has veen overdoing  it.  And although  thr actual bump itself may ve painful, he may also be painful  from sore muscles,  back issues, etc..   WITHOUT  touching  the vump, massafe up and down hos spine and arpund his neck and shoulder area.  Does he show any signs of tenseness at any point?

Everything  else okay…eating, drinking, pooping, peeing?

Update us after your Vet visit.

Hugd

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Yes! He is eating-not drinking as much as usual but also not as active as usual- and using the potty fine! When i rub his back and the area around the lump he loves it! But he is very wary of me touching the actual lump and wont let anyone else touch it! I will update tomorrow when we see the vet! I was just hoping someone somwhere had a similar experience! It seems like after his cancer diagnosis my husband and i lose sleep over every little thing!

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His name is brutus. He is an 11 y.o. mini schnauzer who normally acts like a 2 year old mini schnauzer! Being a tripawd did not slow him down 1 bit so it may be the muscle…he doesnt ever take it easy! 

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29 July 2018 - 5:07 pm
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HAHA!  LOVE THE NAME BRUTUS FOR YOUR LITTLE MINI!  Can’t  wait to see pictures.

Sounds like Brutus is doing well overall, so that’s  good.clap

And we understand  all too well worrying about every little thing on this crazy journey!  So we welcome  you to our elite WORRY WART CLUB!!  But what we find most often is, sometimes  a hiccup is just a hiccup  and sometimes  a bump is just a bump! And goodness  knows we’ve  had lots of bumps turn put to be nothing,  or, something  that is treatable.

Try this link for adding  pictures.  adding images   We would love to see BRUTUS!

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All is well! They aspirated and did a blood test. It is just a very large lipoma! Tender due to being on the muscle he uses the most! Praise the Lord it is not the C word rearing its ugly head again! 

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Yesss! Praise Dog! Praise God! Praise Dog! 🙂 This is wonderful!

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