12 year old yellow lab – change of career guide dog. Douglas is getting "lumps&quot…

12 year old yellow lab – change of career guide dog. Douglas is getting "lumps" (tumors). Can they be ignored or should they be removed?

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Krista Magnifico
6 years ago

Hello Jerrell, I would always recommend that any and all lumps on your dog be looked at by your veterinarian. In many cases they are benign fatty tumors. But a good thorough examination, palpation, and even aspirations or biopsies are sometimes indicated to identify what the source of the tissue that is causing the lump(s) is. Only when the lump is identified can a plan for what to do about them next be discussed. Fatty tumors are in many cases just considered "incidental" findings, and most often we take a watch and wait approach to them. If they aren’t changing… Read more »