My in-laws dog has a lump that is progressively growing on his hind right leg/hip area. It was noticed within the last 3 weeks. He's very much a lap dog who spends the majority of his days sleeping. The lump was noticed when he winced during play time one day when his leg was touched. https://photos.app.goo.gl/BohBYVC2VPNvimi13
During his initial visit to the vet, the vet noticed he had an elevated white blood cells count and took a sample from the mass to try and determine what it was. Unsuccessful, another sample was taken and sent away to a different lab to try and determine what it is. He left the vet that day with a painkiller. We received a followup phone call saying that the mass was non cancerous but still didn't know what it was.
Today he had a second visit to the vet. They checked out the mass (which is now slowly draining some clearish red blood and pus when pressed on; not sure if it started draining on its own or if it was opened up by the needle from the vet) and took another sample from it to again try to determine what it is. He was sent home with an antibacterial medication and another form of pain medication.
Now he's resting at home with the cone of shame because he compulsively licks the area and won't leave it alone. He compulsively licks everything (people, his stuffed animals, chairs, the floor, him self). We won't hear back until sometime late next week what the latest results are from the lab (due to the Christmas holidays).
Does anyone recognize what this may be or what may have caused such a thing to occur? Trying to learn more about different types of lumps and bumps in dogs.
A small back story: A few years ago he was attacked by a dog at the dog park that left him with a wound, a substantial infection and a lump in the same spot. He healed slowly and the infection was killed with medication. Is it possible that this is a reoccurring infection? Just seems odd that it's another lump in the same area.
Any ideas on how to prevent him from licking the area so he doesn't have to wear the cone? Doggie diapers to cover the area?
I'm just anxious and impatient and am hoping to find some answers during this waiting period from the vet.