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June 3rd, 2008, 02:56 PM
I have a 2yr old German Shepard and I noticed a lump on his back. It is hard and about maybe a 1/4 inch wide. My friends Shepard had kind of the same thing and the vet said it was a cyst... What are your thoughts??:shrug:

Dr Lee
June 3rd, 2008, 04:20 PM
Welcome to the forum. Unfortunately this is a situation that a veterinarian visit is needed. Each mass is different and even though a friend's dog had a cyst, does not mean that this is the case here. Hopefully it is benign, like a cyst but having a veterinarian look at it would be a place to start - if only to document for the future. Good luck.:pawprint:

June 4th, 2008, 11:06 AM
Thanks Dr. Lee, I know that I do have to take him in and I think Im just really nervous about the outcome of this.. I really hope that this is benign and he is o.k... :pray:

Dr Lee
June 4th, 2008, 12:33 PM
I will keep out good thoughts for ya!:)
Luckily at his age, benign causes are much more common!:pawprint:

June 4th, 2008, 12:51 PM
Good luck at the vet, tinainca! :fingerscr :goodvibes: Lumps are scary, but most of them are benign. :grouphug:

And welcome to the board!