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Old 09-14-2017, 09:09 AM
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Lipomas?

I was snuggling with Chisum today when I noticed a pretty sizable lump under the skin on his left shoulder. It is soft and movable and I'm thinking it's a lipoma based on the ones Lexy has.

I'm planning on taking him into the vet because I know they can just draw some fluid out of it and check it real quick like they did for Lex, but does anyone know if it's super common for young dogs to get these? He's only three and (I think) in good health otherwise - mental health excluded, haha. I thought this was mostly just an older dog type of thing.
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So, went to the vet. His thundercap hadn't arrived yet (it came today!) so we had to improvise. I was so incredibly proud of him.

It ended up being a cyst, not a lipoma. They drained the fluid out of it - there wasn't much fluid even though it was pretty large; the walls are apparently quite thick. They did a slide of the fluid and didn't see anything suspicious. Sometime in the future we may consider having it removed as it will really just keep filling up. At that time, they'll send it off for a biopsy but didn't see anything that suggested cancer. So, good news
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