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lumpy shiba inu
  • inubakainubaka
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  • tatonkatatonka
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    Post edited by tatonka at 2012-11-21 16:47:57
  • sunyatasunyata
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  • lindsaytlindsayt
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  • If a dog has a propensity towards it then the tumors will crop up from time to time. They are not visually easy to see but more easily felt under the hair and skin folds. One of my old Shibas from yrs ago had these around 8 yrs of age.

    We had one removed from the abdomen and it resurfaced again so she had a second surgery given it was so large.

    Be sure to keep an eye on it and not allow to grow too large. They can be really fibrous and don't always go away.

    Post edited by StaticNfuzz at 2012-11-24 11:26:45
  • Our older shiba Tsunami got fatty lumps (lipomas) right up until she passed. She had two fairly large ones, about the size of golf balls. The vet told us to just keep an eye on her and make sure she didn't start limping as one was in her armpit area and we didn't want it pressing on the brachial nerve there. Because she had very serious allergies, we tried to keep any kind of surgery to a minimum, so we elected not to have them removed as they didn't bother her.

    So just keep an eye on them, and if they have one, they are more likely to develop more, so don't be alarmed. :) Just make sure the vet checks them for you.
  • Koi developed a fatty lump within the last few months (she's 10). Her vet told us that as long as it's soft, squishy and can be moved around - it shouldn't be of a concern. Naturally she told us to keep an eye on it and if it grows substantially that we should consider a biopsy but at the moment - it's holding steady.
  • Post edited by Karinaangeles at 2016-02-21 23:30:17
  • zandramezandrame
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    @Karinaangeles, ouch that looks painful! How long has it been like that? Can't really tell from the pic, but is there any oozing/pus? My old dog occasionally got foxtails embedded in his paws and it would swell and look like that - they have to be surgically removed.

    It definitely looks inflamed, whatever it is, and the color indicates infection. If he's licking it, you'll need to stop him (cone or something). Instead of peroxide, use something like chlorhexidine to keep it clean. I'm surprised the vet did nothing... I suggest you get a second opinion!

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