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Back leg lump removal surgery

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Pixie123, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. Pixie123

    Pixie123 PetForums Newbie

    Nov 23, 2018
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    My little guy has a lump on his back leg, about 5cm above his paw. It’s quite big but the vet thinks it’s just a cyst. Because of where it is it needs to be removed because if it grows any bigger it will split the skin. Has anyone had a dog with a lump removed on such a tight area of skin? Even though he’s 8.5 years he’s incredibly active. I know we can’t go for long walks in the countryside but he’s a Yorkie/Cairn cross and I’m more concerned about how much he jumps. I’ll happily carry him up and down the sofa and bed, but he’s so fast I would rather stack pillows or something so he can get where he wants to be. I can’t find anything about lumps being removed from tight skin areas online. Thanks in advance! Jess

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  2. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

    Aug 18, 2011
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    Honestly. I would be putting guards up, so that he can't jump. A little pen area in the room you are in most will protect from too much activity.
    The recovery time seems so long but a little upset will be worth it when he's dashing about again.
  3. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

    Nov 22, 2010
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    Good idea from @rona - when my boy had cruciate surgery I leaned some puppy pen panels up against the sofa so he could be loose in the room without being able to jump on the sofa.
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