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Nurisar May 27th, 2011 07:29 PM

7 weeks old mini Schnauzer with lump
Hi, my 7 weeks old puppy has a lump in the injection site. The vaccines were administered 6 days ago but the lump appeared yesterday. Please help, is Friday and I will get him to the vet this Monday but what should I do in the meantime?:shrug:

hazelrunpack May 27th, 2011 07:42 PM

Welcome to the board, Nurisar!

My best advice: don't mess around with it. :o I've been guilty of 'overchecking' in the past--if you keep checking the lump, it'll just get bigger from irritation. Does it seem to bother him? If not, just leave it alone till you can have it checked. If it seems to be painful, a cold compress might help.

It's a good thing you kept track of where the injection was given. This way you know the lump is likely from the vaccination and not a tumor. One of our dogs developed a lump between her shoulder blades more than 2 weeks after her vaccination, and we didn't connect the two events. The needle biopsy of the lump was inconclusive and the vet worried that it might be a mast cell tumor so we had it removed. Very traumatic, and the pathology came back as a benign vaccination lump. If we'd kept better track of where the injection had been given, it would have saved us a big bill and our dog an unnecessary surgery. Since then we, too, have been keeping very close tabs on vaccination sites.

cell May 27th, 2011 08:30 PM

my dog had a lump a few days after his injection, a few days later it went away. If he is having no negative reaction to the injections themselves there should be no reason to go to an emergency vet, Monday should be fine, the lump may even go down by then, it is likely just a localized immune response.

H.P. May 27th, 2011 09:48 PM

Just wanted to agree with the above, if it is not bothering him, should be fine, call the vet Monday if it is still there, to get a professional opinion.

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