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Hello, everyone! My name is Ashley and I have found your board because I'm very concerned about my Cocker Spaniel, Murray, and I was wondering if any of you could help me. I am taking him to the vet tomorrow, but until then I would like to hear what you all think might be going on. Tonight, he was sitting straight up on the couch, and I was petting him and realized that he had a relatively large lump under his skin on one of his legs (high on the leg but not in the joint). This definitely developed in the course of a few hours because I had been petting him just a few hours earlier and did not feel anything. I came home from dinner out, and suddenly this lump. He is not acting like anything is wrong at all, and when you feel the lump it doesn't seem to cause him any pain or irritation at all. The lump feels almost like it might be fluid filled, and it is about two or two and a half inches in diameter. The lump is completely invisible from the outside and can only be felt as being under his fur. Any ideas of what this could be? I'm wondering if he got bit by something or has some kind of strange cyst. Thank you in advance.

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Thank you for asking! We are so thankful because it is just a lipoma, a fatty mass. They said it may never get bigger in which case we can leave it there (it doesn't bother him a bit), or it may grow in size. Even though it's not cancerous and not dangerous in that sense, if it gets too big it can cause him discomfort so they recommend removing the lump if it does seem to grow. For now though, no action is needed and he is totally fine. Thank you for your concern! I was so worried about him.

Ashley
 
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