Hi, This is going to be a long one so please bare with me. Myself and my partner rehomed a 7 year old (8 in March 2022) Jack Russell Terrier in early July 2021. She was rehomed from my partners family, who never took her to the vets (as far as we’re aware) despite her unplanned pregnancy (age 3) and suspected life long allergies. She was taken to the vets in May 2021 for her Vaccines and to discuss her allergies in preparation of us taking her. She was given Piriton, which didn’t work at all. We booked her in at her new vets closer to where we live in the first week of us having her, initially with the intention of discussing her allergies, instead, her allergies ended up on the back-burner for what we suspected to be a more serious issue. We discovered a lump under one of her nipples. The vet told us to keep an eye on it until she came into heat as it could just be a hormonal mass, and she was due in heat by the end of August. We waited as instructed, but while the lump didn’t grow, she didn’t come into heat either. Until early November 2021. She is now booked in to be spayed (as we always planned to do, despite her age) and have the lump removed in February 2022. Can anyone give me their experience with dogs having a lump? Was it cancerous? We are testing the lump when it’s removed to check for this. Some support of any kind is welcome. Meanwhile… Pippa was graze fed at her old home, with 2 other dogs. How much (or whether) she ate was not monitored. She was fed a low quality dry dog food, if or when she ate. When we took her, we decided to put her on Royal Canin Jack Russell Terrier dog food. We chose this brand in preparation of moving her to their hypoallergenic dog food if it seemed necessary for her allergies. She refused to eat it. We bought Royal Canin Wet Small Dog food to mix in, with hopes it would help. It didn’t. She starved herself for weeks, only eating when absolutely essential. We stopped all treats while going through this stage, presuming her refusal was due to her old owners giving her human food constantly to the point she didn’t need to eat her own dog food. Dog food wasn’t normal for her. As a last resort after trying numerous other brands, both dry & wet, we decided to put her on a raw food (Poppy’s Picnic). She LOVES it. I’m well aware of the risks raw food carries, but the risks of her starving herself to death are greater, or at least that’s how I see it anyway. Feedback is welcome. I told this story as it may be relevant to her newest health concern. She has begun urinating in the house (8 times in 1 month, beginning October 23rd). She’s had a urine sample & came back clear but has been put on antibiotics (Synulox) for 7 days before trying Cystocentesis next. She has never urinated in the house previously, unless absolutely desperate. I work from home so I’m available all hours of the day to take her outside, and she does know how to tell me she needs out when she does. She also doesn’t appear to be urinating because she’s desperate, it’s more that she isn’t aware she needs the toilet. She will be lay down asleep and will have an accident in her bed, or most recently, while lying on the floor playing with her toys. She licks herself obsessively, and did this when the urination problem began, not when she came into heat. I’ve had a few people presume heat to be the reason why, I don’t believe that to be true. Again, any help is greatly appreciated! Any advice or comparisons would be helpful. Pippa is fine in herself, she doesn’t seem in pain or uncomfortable. Her allergies are still a concern but I’m taking things one step at a time. I hope to begin investigating her allergies again in February/March 2022 once she has had her surgery. Her symptoms of allergies are minor, she isn’t in great discomfort from what I can tell or I would not be disregarding them temporarily. Thank you for any feedback you can provide. She does have a few other health concerns that the vets are aware of such as a spot/ulcer like lump just under her mouth and a cyst like lump on her head between her eye & ear. Any feedback you can provide on these would be helpful too. Apologies for descriptions being quite vague. Any questions, feel free to ask, I just really need some support. I thought that by rehoming her, we would be giving her a better life with access to high quality food and vet treatment when needed. I don’t know what I’ve done wrong and I’m beginning to feel very disheartened.