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equicrzy

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So, my dog Chopper has been going through something, we've done antibiotics and steroids for months, he's been to his regular vet and, a specialist, he's been scoped.

He's due for a follow up vet visit with his regular vet next week.

I was petting him last night and, felt some lumps, one on his chest, one over a bit, near his left leg, a smaller one.

The smaller one feels like a lipoma, but, the larger, on his chest has me worried, it feels different, more fixed, not like a lipoma feels, more like it's attached.

I lost my last dog to cancer, so, I'm a bit worried.

He has an appointment for next Tuesday, the soonest I could get him in.

He doesn't act any different, still has a good appetite. He does pant a lot, seems to me and, drinks a lot, but, he's still on his last course of steroids and, they can cause those symptoms.

I'll be on pins and needles until Tuesday.

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Good thoughts for you. The fixed one would worry me.

Hope it is nothing major. One of my danes has a growth on his eyelid. I need to take him up and have it removed. But I hate putting a big dog under anesthesia.

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I'm thinking, Lipoma for the smaller, moveable one, the other, I'm hoping is fibroid.

I always worry, too, when chopper has to be anestitized, he isn't as large as a Dane, but does weigh 110.

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Propofol has been used with chopper, I prefer it, too, I don't like the idea if him being under general anesthesia.

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Dakota had a lump on his chest that was benign for a few years. Then it started growing rapidly (from small to softball size in a matter of weeks) and we had it removed because it had turned cancerous. He was 9 years old at the time and weighed 120 lbs. Didn't do any chemo/radiation and he lived 3 more years.

Good thoughts to Chopper and you. Hoping it is a benign growth.

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I have hope it's benign also, I have hope hearing how long your dog lived after the discovery of his lump.

Thanks for the well wishes.

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My GSD gets cyst on her. My vet has always told me not to worry about them. I keep a close eye on them, but they drive my husband crazy and make him paranoid.

Hope everything turns out fine for Chopper.

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This appears to be much more than a cyst, I just hope it's either a fibroid tumor, or, a large lipoma, which is not how it feels.... whatever it is, I do not want to hear the word, malignant....... it would definitely ruin my entire day.....many days.

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Gosh I hope you get some good news on what Chopper has when you go see the vet on Tuesday.

We also lost a real good dog to cancer about 8 years ago....was not fun.

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I know, not fun at all! We lost our last dog, also about 8 years ago, to cancer. I told myself, no more dogs, hurts too much to lose them....got Chopper a couple months later, we needed a dog.

I wish tomorrow was Tuesday.

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Thanks everyone! Your good thoughts came through!

The one lump, that I thought was a lipoma, is, I'm to just keep an eye on it.

I couldn't even find the other one, the one that had me worried. In the waiting room I was looking for it, so I could show the vet exactly where it was. I felt all over and, couldn't find a lump that I know I felt just the day before. I had the vet feel that entire area, she did find something, but nothing she was concerned about, possibly another cluster of fatty deposits. I'm to watch that one, too.

He's on even more antibiotics, again and, two more weeks of steroids for the, seemingly incurable, snotty nose.

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