January 4th, 2005, 11:48 PM
Hey all, my name is Crystal and I am new here and have a question and wondering if anyone may have any ideas. I have a dog that was a stray and was absolutely skin and bones when he showed up. He was very skiddish and would not let ANYONE touch him. Well I have fed him and fattened him up alowly and my daughter and I have now earned his trust and he is very protective and we love him dearly. Now that he is trusting enough to let me hold his face in my hands I have found a lump under his lower jaw. It does not appear to be sensitive to touch, he does not whine when i touch it or move it around. I did notice him cough a couple of times tonight at feed time. He has never done this before. Does anyone have any idea what this maybe or think that I should be overly concerned with it? I have become attached to this poor dog and want to take care of him, but I am not sure if this should be a concern as he has just started letting me handle around his face. I appreciate any advice. Thanks for listening.