... the doggie had a lump under his skin, that the groomer said had grown over the past month.
Fortunately, it turned out to be a big lump of pure fat. Dogs apparently get stray lumps of fat.
I've been stressed all day, but I'm feeling better now.
Whew! Thank God it turned out to be nothing.
I had a few devastating medical tragedies with pets when I was younger -- and just in the past few months I had two very close calls with my bunnies. One was drowning to death in fluids in her lungs, and another was being eaten to death from the inside out by maggots. I hope and pray none of you ever have to spend 5 hours hand-picking 80-100 maggots off of/out of a beloved pet. I had nightmares for weeks!
Kelly...ewwww. I'm glad you're kids are better but seriously... ewwww!
Alex, if you're dog is any kind of lab-retriever mix, it will continue to develop those blobs. I have a Golden/chow/who-thee-hell-knows mix and she has quite a few of them. The vet is entirely nonchalant about them so I've learned to not freak out when my baby gets them.
People get these sort of growths also. I had an aunt who thought she had a tumor in her leg, and it turned out to be a lump of hard fat. Just another thing to look forward to as you age!
The next time I gain any amount of weight, I plan on blaming it on a random stray lump of fat.
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