Fatty Tumor Already?

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Ok JOsh found a bump on Cisco's right shoulder... about the size of a peanut... it is loose so to speak... meaning i can grab it and move it etc... He is too young for fatty tumors isn't he?  It is definately under the skin... so not a bite! I guess a call to the vet tomorrow is in order....

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Run don't walk to find out what it is.. I'm sure it's just something simple like a fatty tumor, but you won't rest til you hear it from your vet..

Please let us know what you find out! Lots of good dobervibes going your way.

love and smooches to the pooches..

kate

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Thanks sofia and kate...He just got vaccines last week... Hoping its just vacconatiom site

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Hoping ist vaccine site. Just hit me he got them on friday. Still calling in am

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Thanks k & s... Hoping it is just injection site irritation from vaccines lasr week.

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Cisco I sort of freaked on Leo's last shot. The had movable bump about the size of nickel. Vet said that it was the vaccination. I guess some take longer to dissolve. Eager to hear from you!

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Oh sure.. of COURSE that's what it is... Phew.. I HATE when something is not absolutely perfect with our kids.I'm sure the vet will put your fears to rest, so sweet dreams tonight

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sorry about  the multiple posts waS USING MY "SMART" PHONE!!!! LOL... I am still going to call once I get to work and see if thats where he gave him his vaccinnes! Im 99% sure that is what it is!!!

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A lot of dogs get those right after vaccinations...sometimes as big as a jellybean under the skin.  My little rat terriers always get them after their yearly rabies shots.....which reminds me, Ziva is due for her rabies shots this month again.  The lump usually stays 4 - 5 days, then just disappears.

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Thats all it is- I love my Vets office! They actually put me on hold and checked his file and said yes right shoulder rabies vax... Said to keep an eye and if it isnt gone in next day or 2 to bring him in just to make sure he didn't have a mild allergic reaction at injection site!

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Glad to hear it was the vaccination site.  It is fairly common.  Lypomas (fatty tumors) would be uncommon for a puppy, but you never know.  It's always good to give your dog a going over when you bathe, or pet, just to check for things like this.  Good job of Josh to find it! :)

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Thanks Jes- Yes my hubby was on top of things- They spent the day together yesterday bonding (lol)...

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Thanks for letting us know.. Dont' you just love this forum..?? we hold each other's  hand while waiting for the reports..

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Yes I certainly do love this place~ My dober family!!! XOXO

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Ahhh, Relief!!!!

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Reading this just put me at ease.  I just tonight noticed a fiberous lump in Taína's skin, just behind her colar.  I was freaking out a bit, and then read this and associated the lump with her vaccination (which she just had a few days ago). Her lump is in exactly the spot she got the shots.

The "freaking" out part was 'cause a white german shepard I just acquired from a friend of a friend tested positive for heart worm at the same vet visit.  The shepard is 3-4yrs old, and relatively healthy, so I figure she has good odds of surviving the treatment.  Hopefully the "lump" in the dobbie is just a reaction to the vaccination. The thought of explaining two issues to an 11 year old is more than I can bare (will still consult the vet, of course).

R. Marc

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R. Marc -- I'm hopeful it is just the vaccination site, especially at its location.. she just got distemper right?  That's the one that goes on the neck/between the shoulders.

I wish you the best of luck in the heartworm treatment.  Did you guys catch it fairly early?  I hope so.  I have seen them pull through with treatment.  I'm always thankful that in our area it just isn't as common as in some other areas and states.

Keep us updated on both dogs. 

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Not sure if it was caught early or not.  We just got the dog right before xmas. It's previous owner died.  When I called the PO's vet, I was told it had only ever been in once (in 2007).  That sorta gives the age too (closer to 5).

Our vet seems rather optomistic though.

And the lump on the dobie was shot related.  Almost gone now.

R. Marc