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Old March 27th, 2021, 02:37 PM
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Possible mass on dogs side

Hello all,

My dog is a five year old mix (most likely Australian Shepherd and fox hound). He is approximately 55lbs. Over the past few days, I have noticed a slight bulge in is skin on his abdomen area but in front on his left back leg. I have posted a picture for reference.

Im not sure if Im crazy or if this is something I need to alert the vet about. Of note, he laid down in the middle of his walk the other day (highly unusual). The spot does not appear tender to him though.

Any insight or thoughts would be appreciated!
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Old March 28th, 2021, 07:49 AM
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Hello, and welcome to both you and Helix!

Honestly, if this is new and his behavior is changing, I'd have a vet take a look.

You said he doesn't seem sensitive there when you press it, but if you close your eyes and rub the area or palpate it, can you feel something there? Is it hard, soft, does it move?
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Old March 28th, 2021, 08:04 AM
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Thank you so much for responding!

I closed my eyes and I do feel something there. I had my roommate do it also to potentially eliminate any bias. She also said she felt something. It is hard and does not move.
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Old March 29th, 2021, 07:54 AM
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Definitely get it checked out. Better safe than sorry! If you can, sending pics to the vet beforehand might be helpful, especially if your vet's clinic is still enforcing parking lot protocol where you stay in the car while they take your sweetie inside.

Please keep us posted. Sending along some good vibes that it turns out to be nothing!
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Old March 29th, 2021, 11:36 AM
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We have an appointment for tomorrow. My vet is practicing physical distancing so I wont be allowed to go in. I just hope they take it seriously. I just moved 5 hours away from my old vet. So this will be a new experience.

Of note, my dog refused to walk yesterday during his morning bathroom stroll. I called the vet and they told me to take him to an emergency clinic. He was triaged and found not urgent. So we will be waiting until tomorrow evening to see the vet. He is acting normal today but yesterday was a little scary.

I will repost when we know more tomorrow.
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Old March 29th, 2021, 02:05 PM
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Good luck! I'll say a prayer for Helix...and for Helix's momma!!
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