Lump on the Rump

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  1. Applebear

    Applebear New Member

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    I just discovered a huge lump on my little 15ish yo yorkie/pom's rump...kind of off to side of tail on upper hip/toosh. I have noticed the last week or two, he's been holding his tail down more, which is what brought me to exploring deeper into it. I don't know if it developed fast, but I didn't notice it when giving him past toosh rubs [he loves them like a cat]. He has a lot of hair, so it could just be some thing I overlooked.

    I will be calling vet after weekend, but I am having a hard time not letting my anxiety get the best of me. I had a ferret years ago that had a lump on the rump and it turned out to just be a harmless mass, which the vet cut open and rinsed out. It never returned and he lived a full life. Due to age here, I don't know if I can be as hopeful it's just a harmless mass, but even if it is...he has a heart murmur and I've had a couple different vets express they won't risk him in surgery [which I am not disagreeing with].

    Does anyone have any experience here or can help me have kind of an idea of what to expect?
     
  2. Barb04

    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    Sending healing vibes. My neighbor's lab had a lump on his rear; the vet said it wasn't just a mass that would eventually open up and drain on it's own. After about 3 weeks, it started to drain. My neighbor had to put peroxide on it to keep clean and all is well.
     
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    Did you get it looked at? Sounds like it's an anal gland issue from what you're describing. Is it painful?
     
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    I hope all would be well for your mature dog. Sending good vibes.
     
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    Sorry didn't see this. Yeah it's not low enough to be gland area. Vet thinks it's a cyst and wasn't overly concerned.
     
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    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    So glad to hear this. Thanks for updating us.
     

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