Monday, October 2, 2017

Can You Identify this Bump?

The internet is full of photos of lumps and bumps of various shapes and sizes from people trying to find out what that bump on their dog is.

What do you think are the odds of being able to learn what your dog's bump is?



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Let's test the possibility of a correct bump identification from a photo. What do you think this bump is?

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24 comments

  1. Lumps and bumps. They can be so scary to find. I'm sure most pet parent's hearts race to cancer. We always have our bumps looked at by our vet for proper diagnosis and possible testing.

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    1. And that is the right thing to do. I'm doing this to make a point. On the upside, 50% of lumps and bumps are benign and many of the cancerous ones curative with surgery if treated on time.

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  2. I am sure finding out would be top of any dog lovers list if they were faced with this!

    I hope dog owners rise to the challenge!

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    1. Of course, I know hat this one is. Running this survey to make a point.

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  3. yuck... I think it's a cyst or fat -- it doesn't look serious and I really hope it's not!!! Good luck ~Dear Mishu

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    1. It's one of the tings on the list 😉 I'll post what it really is after the survey is closed.

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  4. I'm not a veterinarian but we often see bumps on our canine clients. Generally we point them out to the owner if they are in a hard to spot area and suggest a visit to the vet to diagnosis and rule out any problems.

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    1. Yes. EVERY bump ought to be checked out and aspirated. EVERY ONE.

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  5. I took the survey. Now I wonder if I'm correct!

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    1. Thank you. You'll find out after the survey is closed.

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  6. I have no clue what the bump is. All I know is if I see one, my girls are taken to the vet.

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    1. You're answer, actually, it's the perfect correct answer. You don't know, NOBODY knows what a bump is by looking a it.

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  7. I personally find most lumps scary.. Interested to see if I got it right

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    1. Lumps are indeed scary, though not all of them are evil.

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  8. I took the survey, but not sure I'm correct. I always get bumps looked at - because I would rather know than stay up all night worrying.

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    1. And that's the right thing to do - having it checked AND aspirated. That's the only way of finding out what it is.

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  9. It looks like what we had removed from Rhette the cat so I voted for fatty tumor. I remember an old dog of ours got them too. One time we did find a lump on Rhette and it was more under the skin, you could feel it, not see it. It disappeared before he had the biopsy. Luckily. Sandra and Dolly

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    1. You will learn whether you were correct after the survey is closed.

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  10. Hmmmm curious to know if I was right. I just go to the vet for these things. Better safe than sorry. I'm not trained to know...

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    1. I will, of course, post what it has been identified as with a needle aspirate.

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  11. I made my guess. Henry has several sebaceous cysts that our vet is not concerned about. I keep an eye on them though, to make sure there are not changes in size, colour, etc.

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    1. Sebaceous cysts are fairly common and benign. One has to make sure that's what they indeed are, though.

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  12. I always have to take my dogs to the vet if I find something unusual like that.

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