Recently I discovered my dog has a lump on his chest. The lump is getting bigger in 3 weeks time, but he seems acting, eating and playing normal. He is just a medium size dog, male, and is only 1 year 4 months and already been neutered. He has his annual vaccination and heartworm injection done. I am kinda worried the lump is a malignant cancer that may metastasize to other parts of his body. I look through some web and it seems that it could be a lipoma, a lump of fat cells, but I hope it is nothing serious for his case. He eats quite alot everyday and most likely because he is neutered, hormonal changes may cause him have a really good apetite, and that makes me suspect that could be a lipoma. Any vet or dog owner who faced this kind of case who can give me any medical opinion, because it is really freaking me out.
My friend's Labrador has a lump on her chest as well. Her owner took her to the Vet the day after she discovered it. The Vet said that it was just a fatty lump & that there was no point in removing it. Hopefully your dog will be as lucky as hers. But the ONLY way you can get this taken care of is if a VET looks at it - random people on the internet can't help you. The fact that it's growing kind of has me worried, even if it IS just a fatty lump. If it keeps growing, it'll be making him very uncomfortable in no time.
Schedule an appointment asap.
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Thanks for your comment. Coincidently, his annual vaccination and heartworm jap will due in 3 weeks time. I think I'll bring him for the annual japs earlier. Looking at the lump really makes me worried.