06-22-2013, 08:18 PM
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How long has the bump been there? If you just noticed the bump recently, check it daily for the next week. If the bump does not grow at all in size over the next week or two and does not appear painful when touched, then there is no need for concern. If this is the case, it is most likely a Lipoma, or a harmless fatty cyst which usually disappear on their own.
If the bump does grow or you notice pain or swelling, then a trip to the vet is in order. Such a bump will usually require immediate veterinary attention, as it may be cancerous. In such a situation, the bump should be removed as soon as possible to prevent the cancer from spreading to other body tissues. It is better to catch such lumps early to ensure a faster recovery rate.
Is there any possibility that you could post a picture of the bump? I know exactly how you feel: one of my black Miniature Schnauzers has a similar bump which my mom (a veterinary surgeon) is surgically removing on Thursday, due to its growth over the past few weeks.
Don't worry, most bumps are harmless and don't require surgical removal. Just observe the bump carefully over the next few days to ensure that it does not require medical attention.