>>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?
> 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'