Lump behind left elbow on my dog's left side

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Lump behind left elbow on my dog's left side

Post by Graeme Nichol » Mon, 03 Oct 2005 12:33:00



Hello, My Border Collie x Kelpie, 13 years old, has suddenly developed a
large swelling behind his left shoulder. It can be moved around easily,
is firm, not hard to the touch and is not sore. He doesn't show any sign
of soreness and is bright eyed and alert. Has anyone experienced a
similar thing with their dog?

Thanks,

Graeme.

 
 
 

Lump behind left elbow on my dog's left side

Post by MauiJN » Mon, 03 Oct 2005 13:08:50



Quote:
> Hello, My Border Collie x Kelpie, 13 years old, has suddenly developed a
> large swelling behind his left shoulder. It can be moved around easily, is
> firm, not hard to the touch and is not sore. He doesn't show any sign of
> soreness and is bright eyed and alert. Has anyone experienced a similar
> thing with their dog?

> Thanks,

> Graeme.

My first poodle had a lump like that but it was more under her ear at the
side of her face.  Turned out to be a tooth related problem so I doubt this
is the same thing but thought I'd mention it anyway just in case because
other than the location, it all sounds the same.
 
 
 

Lump behind left elbow on my dog's left side

Post by Sharo » Mon, 03 Oct 2005 14:09:55


Quote:
> Hello, My Border Collie x Kelpie, 13 years old, has suddenly developed a
> large swelling behind his left shoulder. It can be moved around easily, is
> firm, not hard to the touch and is not sore. He doesn't show any sign of
> soreness and is bright eyed and alert. Has anyone experienced a similar
> thing with their dog?

Could be a fatty tumor - harmless if it doesn't cause any discomfort. But
better to get a real diagnosis from the vet for a 13 year old seasoned
citizen!

-sharon

 
 
 

Lump behind left elbow on my dog's left side

Post by Spot » Tue, 04 Oct 2005 00:33:19


I agree with Sharon you need to have the vet look at it.  A simple needle
biopsy should be enough to tell if it's a fatty cyst or something that needs
treatment.

Celeste


Quote:
>> Hello, My Border Collie x Kelpie, 13 years old, has suddenly developed a
>> large swelling behind his left shoulder. It can be moved around easily,
>> is firm, not hard to the touch and is not sore. He doesn't show any sign
>> of soreness and is bright eyed and alert. Has anyone experienced a
>> similar thing with their dog?

> Could be a fatty tumor - harmless if it doesn't cause any discomfort. But
> better to get a real diagnosis from the vet for a 13 year old seasoned
> citizen!

> -sharon

 
 
 

Lump behind left elbow on my dog's left side

Post by lyndzi7 » Tue, 04 Oct 2005 01:28:11


Graeme Nichols Wrote:

Quote:
> Hello, My Border Collie x Kelpie, 13 years old, has suddenly developed
> a
> large swelling behind his left shoulder. It can be moved around
> easily,
> is firm, not hard to the touch and is not sore. He doesn't show any
> sign
> of soreness and is bright eyed and alert. Has anyone experienced a
> similar thing with their dog?

> Thanks,

> Graeme.

Dear Graeme.

There could be 2 possiblities to what it could be i think one is
what is called lipoma which is a fatty lump often these are squidy and
flexible and can be moved around or sometimes older dogs get lump where
they lay down neither of these things are life threatening but to be on
the safe side i would probably have a FNAB (Needle biopsy) done on the
lump to confirm what it is this can be don without an anasethic.
Good Luck
Lyndsey

--
lyndzi76

 
 
 

Lump behind left elbow on my dog's left side

Post by Graeme Nichol » Tue, 04 Oct 2005 08:56:08


Quote:



>>Hello, My Border Collie x Kelpie, 13 years old, has suddenly developed a
>>large swelling behind his left shoulder. It can be moved around easily, is
>>firm, not hard to the touch and is not sore. He doesn't show any sign of
>>soreness and is bright eyed and alert. Has anyone experienced a similar
>>thing with their dog?

>>Thanks,

>>Graeme.

> My first poodle had a lump like that but it was more under her ear at the
> side of her face.  Turned out to be a tooth related problem so I doubt this
> is the same thing but thought I'd mention it anyway just in case because
> other than the location, it all sounds the same.

Thank you MauJNP. Yes, an abscess on a tooth can cause swelling which is
always painful and needs treatment immediately. This swelling is
definitely on the rib cage behind the shoulder and is not causing any
discomfort and it came up suddenly. Sharon and Spot's advice is sound. I
shall take him to the vet for a checkup.

Thank you again for your response. It's much appreciated. One gets very
attached to their 'babies'

Regards,

Graeme

 
 
 

Lump behind left elbow on my dog's left side

Post by Graeme Nichol » Tue, 04 Oct 2005 09:00:54


Quote:

>>Hello, My Border Collie x Kelpie, 13 years old, has suddenly developed a
>>large swelling behind his left shoulder. It can be moved around easily, is
>>firm, not hard to the touch and is not sore. He doesn't show any sign of
>>soreness and is bright eyed and alert. Has anyone experienced a similar
>>thing with their dog?

> Could be a fatty tumor - harmless if it doesn't cause any discomfort. But
> better to get a real diagnosis from the vet for a 13 year old seasoned
> citizen!

> -sharon

Hello Sharon, thank you, your advice is sound. The fact that it came up
suddenly led me to believe that it was more or less benign rather than
cancerous, probably caused by banging himself and would disappear in
time. I'll take him to the vet. Better to be safe than sorry.

Regards,

Graeme.

 
 
 

Lump behind left elbow on my dog's left side

Post by Graeme Nichol » Tue, 04 Oct 2005 09:03:05


Quote:

> I agree with Sharon you need to have the vet look at it.  A simple needle
> biopsy should be enough to tell if it's a fatty cyst or something that needs
> treatment.

> Celeste

Thanks Celeste, I'll take your advice. Better to be safe than sorry.

Regards,

Graeme.

Quote:



>>>Hello, My Border Collie x Kelpie, 13 years old, has suddenly developed a
>>>large swelling behind his left shoulder. It can be moved around easily,
>>>is firm, not hard to the touch and is not sore. He doesn't show any sign
>>>of soreness and is bright eyed and alert. Has anyone experienced a
>>>similar thing with their dog?

>>Could be a fatty tumor - harmless if it doesn't cause any discomfort. But
>>better to get a real diagnosis from the vet for a 13 year old seasoned
>>citizen!

>>-sharon