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Lump on Ribcage

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by YellowFlower, Aug 13, 2009.


  1. YellowFlower

    YellowFlower PetForums Newbie

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    Hello,
    A couple of days ago I noticed that my dog has a lump on her ribcage. It's about the size of a 50p (maybe a little bigger)
    It doesnt seem to cause her any discomfort - even when you touch it.
    Also her personality hasnt changed and she still eats and drinks as normal.

    I was wondering if anyone had experienced this with there dog?
    Does anyone know what it could be?

    Thank you. YellowFlower.
     
  2. tish5566

    tish5566 PetForums Junior

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    Any lump should rearly be looked at by a vet.It could simply be an insect bite,a fatty lump or it could be something more sinister.My advice is get it checked sooner rather then later,just to be sure:)
     
  3. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    I agree with the above.

    My SBT has loads of little fatty lumps. He has a similar one to yours on his ribcage. When i first noticed them i had a fine needle aspirate taken of each to see what cells they were comprised off. All can back as fat.

    Its best to have them checked.
     
  4. RebeccaArmstrong

    RebeccaArmstrong PetForums Senior

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    Hi
    i would definetly have it checked out but as has been said it could just be a fatyty lump. My bordeaux has a lump on her ribcage which is just a bit of scar tissue where my other dog caught her when playing!

    Im sure it will be nothing but best get it checked out
    Becky
     
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