hi im not sure i should post this but what the hell u can all kill me later if needs be . for a while maddie was abit on the chunky side , not enormous but big enough that she started a diet . she lost weight and now weighs in at 30kg so she can afford to lose a bit more and be ok . thing is . when she first lost a good amount of weight she looked odd , she just didnt look right the only way i can explain it is that she had got very narrow behind her ribs , you couldnt see her ribs but right where the last rib is she went in all of a sudden. it kind of made her look underweight even tho she clearly isnt . anyways shes either put a bit back on or ive got used to her new look because it doesnt look so shocking now. but the other issue is this ,she is very heavy in her neck area , now i aways put this down to her being a bit chunky so figured that she would lose weight in this area when she lost weight however this doesnt seem to be the case . for the last few days i have been a bit concerned cos when i am squishing and cuddling with her the chunky area above her shoulders just doesnt feel right . the only way i can describe it is that the area feels thickened . thing is it doesnt feel like regular fat because everywhere else she is soft and smooshy but the area above her shoulders seems firm , for want of a better way to describe it its like she has a large but flat lump . ive been obsessively mauling her to figure out whats going on , and shes loving it so i know if there is something going on its not hurting her . i want to take her to the vet but im concerned they wont be able to feel what i am feeling and i will look rediculous , thing is i know i will take her anyway , proably tommorow but i wondered if any other lab owners could tell me if what im feeling is normal lab shoulders , my other dog is a shih tzu and he is definatly not thicker in that area and nor were any of my other dogs . but ive never had a lab before and so im not really used to chunky dogs .