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    DefaultSpeaking of lumps

    Tucker has so many of them, I'm losing count. All are fatty, so I'm not concerned, but is there ever a time when they should be removed? His range from the size of a pencil eraser, to one by his front shoulder about the size of a golf ball. They don't seem to bother him....but still, I worry.



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    My Vet says yes. I've seen poor dogs walking around with them the size of soft balls or larger. I would think no matter where they are positioned they have to be uncomfortable. Can you imagine trying to lay around with something that size hanging off you? Also depends on where they are.. same with those little warty skin tag things. My Gryphon has a couple. One is located on his face. Not bad but it is now getting a bit bigger and soon I will have them take it off.
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    Thanks, Kim. I can see the one by his shoulder bothering him at some point.



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    Belle has several of the fatty kind. the largest is the size of a golf ball. But at 13 years old (in two weeks),I am not going to risk putting her under to remove them. She also has a partial laryngeal paralysis, so that would cpmplicate anesthesia even more.


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    Nellie has fatty lumps everywhere. Because of her age and compromised immune system my vet said that unless they are bothering her to leave them alone.
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    Well that's the thing, too. Tucker will be 11 in January, so I'd rather not have him put under.



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    I'm with everyone else, Amy- only have them taken off if they start to bother Tucker, or impede his movement.

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    I will add to only do something if they grow very quickly, become uncomfortable or too big.
    Erns has one on his chest that is slowly growing.

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    Most of Belles have taken YEARS to get to golf ball size. My employer has a RR that has HUGE fatty rumors that REALLY impede his ability to walk, but his attitude is good, and she no longer sleeps in a bed, but on a futon, where he can still get in bed with her


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    Rhys has lots of lumps and bumps. So much so that we call him our lumpy mashed per tater.

    But, it is what it is, and I'm not doing any more surgery on him. Most of his lumps and bumps are not benign.
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