I have a 12 year old female lab, that I'm concerned may have a tumor. She has a mass on one side of her chest, just below her neck. I believe it's steadily getting bigger too. I would say it's probably the size of a golf ball maybe a little bigger. My question is should I take her to the vet to get it checked out? I am asking because weather it's a fatty tumor or cancerous, she's so old, that I probably won't do anything about it other than help make her comfortable if it is cancer. Thoughts?
The probability is that it's a fatty tumor. My Puff (12 years old) has several on
Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]
Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
Fatty lumps or Lipomas are common in Labs. I would still see the vet and they will tell you for sure.
Most likely a fatty tumor. You need to get it checked though.
take her to the vet and hope it's a lipoma, instead of guessing.
We agree..get her to a vet. Prayers for you and your lab.
Thanks everyone - I appreciate the thoughts and recos!