I found a pea size lump under Saturn's skin, near his shoulder blade on Saturday night. Thanks to Colin being away at his friends for the night and Saturn "huggle" right up to me and I suddenly felt the lump and jumped up in the middle of the night! You guess it, I have been worried since and couldn't sleep for two nights. I took him to the vet this morning but my usual vet is not there today. The vet acted like a clown (to me), he didn't think this is serious at all. After so many questions of WHAT, WHY, HOW, IF ... he came up with few possibilities, fat? cyst? benign tumour?
We out rule the microchipped as we found the chip in a different area of the shoulder; we also out rule the annual booster which he had in December, on the opposite side of the shoulder; he then out rule the fat as the lump is hard and movable. He told me not to worry and leave it for a few weeks to see if it grows! WHAT? I probably acting quite rude and panic because I realised I started to raise my voice with unhappy tone. NOT TO WORRY? He must be joking! How on earth this people think a dog is only a DOG?
After me getting more aggressive, he said he could suggest needle biopsy but he don't think he can possibly get any cells or fluid out of it as the lump is too small, so better leave it for now. I then asked him, WHAT IF this is a benign tumour (touch wood!), he said let it grows bigger ... WHAT? Let it grows bigger? I nearly punch him face!
After paying nearly £50 for him to poke around Saturn and I have no answer to it! Grrrrrr ...