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Fiona Dang you are fast with that camera and uploads! To answer your other question--it grew slowly and then became inflamed in the last week. At first, we called it a "dog pimple"--we joked about it b/c it didn't look that bad. I will be back soon to provide you with a detailed answer.... Generally, if any dog comes in to see me and has a lump, I would recommend testing it to see if it is malignant or benign. I am going to go put my son (all hyped up on Halloween candy! He should have been asleep half an hour ago, but keeps reappearing!
Around here, vet clinics are only open until noon on Saturdays, and I would hate for you to need veterinary care after your vet is closed.We took her to the vet two weeks ago, and they said they did a FNA and it was "nothing to worry about." At that point, it was a raised red, hard lump. You insert the straw and suck up a sample which you put on a plate to examine. The advantages of a FNA are that it is fast, minimally invasive, easy and the least expensive option . I would be happy to help you and your JRT with this question, but need a bit more information in order to better assist you. Any idea what the FNA diagnosis was apart from benign? This slide may be examined in-hospital by the vet, or sent out to a pathologist (a specialist in this area). And did this come up fast, or did it grow slowly and then just get inflamed suddenly. In fact, I actually called the office a few times because the insurance (VPI) we were in the midst of applying for asking for a dx. The first few weeks, it was a hard red lump (with hair). There are 3 ways to do this, and they all have their pros and cons. Fine needle aspirate (FNA) – this is easily done by inserting a small needle into the lump and aspirating (sucking out) some cells to be examined on a slide.If you got crust, apples and sauce, you will probably correctly diagnose apple pie.
If, however, you got crust and sauce, but did not happen to hit any apple, you might think it was a peach pie!
The advantage of this is that it can generally be done under local anesthetic, and is much more likely to get a diagnosis (now I have let you have a slice of the pie). Excisional biopsy – with this method, I would remove the whole mass and send it in its entirety to the pathologist.
The disadvantage is that if the mass is malignant, you still have to go back again to remove it. The advantages of this is that it is the most likely to get a diagnosis, and the mass is now gone.
If this young dog came to see me, I would probably put her on antibiotics for 7-14 days and see what happened.
I would do do a fine needle aspirate (put a needle in to remove some cells for analysis in order to help make a diagnosis) if this had not already been done.
The response to treatment with antibiotics would be helpful in diagnosis too.