Friday, February 03, 2006

Had a scare

Wednesday night I discovered a tomato-sized lump on the upper abdomen of my dog ... it was firm but not hard and seemed to live between the skin and the muscle wall. I called the vet and got an appointment for Thursday.

We're still waiting for the labratory to confirm it, but the vet believes it is a lipoma... a benign fatty growth (technically called a tumor). Turns out that these are common in older dogs!

Here's an article at that talks about lipomas.

Knowing is half the battle.

1 comment:

beth said...

I'm just glad he's ok. :)