My min pin has two large knots on each side of her body?

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Old 11-20-2017, 10:26 AM
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My min pin has two large knots on each side of her body?

My miniature pinscher, Daisy who I believe is about 9, develop two large lumps on each side of her body a few months ago and they have slowly gotten bigger. They are both identical, and are on the same place on each side, above her hips and they're hard, and don't move. Her mood has stayed pretty normal, although very recently she has started acting kind of sluggish, around the same time something weird popped up on her chest, right below her neck on the pointy chest bone thing. It's like it's full of fluid or something. Not a lot, but it's really soft there and looks swollen.If i try to move it around it's like there's a little pocket of fluid, I don't want to describe it as fluid because I don't know if it is, but it's just like really soft. I've attached a few pictures of what the lumps look like.
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Without taking her to a vet its really hard to know whats going on. They will be able to do what they need to do to find out whats going on with your little one, also shes 9 so older dogs do tend to get more lumpy and bumpy, which isnt always a bad thing (meaning not threatening to health)
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You need your Vet to diagnose. It could be nothing serious, or not, but either way you need to know what it is.
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Quite often those are just "love handles" from excessive weight, basically think of it as a doggie version of a muffin top. We most often see them on older pets who are not as active as they used to and their owners have not adjusted their calorie intake to reflect the decreased activity.

On rare occasion it can indicate a more concerning underlying condition. Typicaly dogs start to develop these body changes as they get older and it's the perfect time to start running regular bloodwork checks to monitor organ function and catch any changes before it's too late to do anything about it.
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Smile I'd make a vet-appt ASAP.

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we can guess all we like - U need a vet to see her, & tell U precisely what they are, possibly after removing or draining one or more, or doing needle biopsies on all 3.
A needle biopsy withdraws a sample of tissue via a needle, in order to look at it under a microscope - it's a short & simple procedure.

The longer U delay [& the bigger they grow], the longer U wonder - & possibly put her at risk.
If they're malignant, the faster they're out, the less time they have to send seed-cells thru her bloodstream.
If they're benign, getting a diagnosis will relieve Ur worries. Either way, she's safer when U know.

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