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large knot on mu bt side

Discussion in 'Bull Terrier Health' started by turbo x, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. turbo x

    turbo x Puppy

    ok so my bt turbo has this large knot on his side i took him to the vet and they stuck a needle in it and said it wasnt cancerous gave me some antibiotics but they did nothing. After a while the knot went down but there was still a marble size knot, well a couple of days ogo it came back up so my wife took him to the vet and they want to lance it. I really dont care for this vet clinic they seem like there are just in it for the money and my bt is the only one they have ever had there. Anyway do any of you have a sugg or seen this before? The knot is as hard as a rock and he dosnt show much payne but i really think there is some.

  2. it looks like a tumor or lipoma.
  3. but if i knew everything just from a pic id be a millionaire.
  4. turbo x

    turbo x Puppy

    its hard as a rock and the skin move free of it
  5. Hucklebutt

    Hucklebutt Banned Back Yard Breeder

    whooooa never seen that before!! find a new vet it is concerning!

  6. well its not normal if thats what you need to hear. either let it work its way out on the dog with out care, or continue to see the vet. its definantly not normal. its sounds like a tumor but not all tumors are cancerous. it seems like they made that clear already. i have no clue what they will do. its really up to you to determine how much you want to look into it, as far as the vet(money) goes.
  7. turbo x

    turbo x Puppy

    feels like hard and dosnt move like a lipoma more like a knotted up muscle
  8. read up on tumors on the web or lipoma's it may be your case as far as your comment on "
    its hard as a rock and the skin move free of it" goes. im not a vet tech or a vet, but am going into the medical field. good luck

  9. Hucklebutt

    Hucklebutt Banned Back Yard Breeder

    its on the rib cage, cant imagine muscles there would knot up.
  10. turbo x

    turbo x Puppy

    yeah i know its not normal thats why im trying to find out what it might be or if someone has seen anything like it. The money dosnt bother me as long as they are doing something with it and not just throwing meds at him. Last year he had bumps all over him and they kept giving him meds i finally started checking into it and changed his food to some with no grain and he cleared right up.
  11. turbo x

    turbo x Puppy

    i think im going to take him back monday and let them do a biopsy on it to make sure its nothing major
  12. MsAcer

    MsAcer Good Dog

    Get a second opinion from a different vet.
  13. i had a ex who's dog suffered from lipomas. some would stay and some would eventually go away. her dog died from the cancerous lipoma, liposarcoma . it was mostly on the dogs teats and it was a female. dont mean to scare you im sure your dog dosent have cancer if the vet already looked at it. not all lipomas are cancerous and some vets will tell you just to leave it alone. it may shrink and rise over time, but maybe you should go to another vet and get there opinion. good luck hopefully its something minor.
  14. aprotopo

    aprotopo Big Dog

    I think you should go to another vet. I would be freaked out.
  15. #1 stunner

    #1 stunner Good Dog

  16. Yeah, I'd go to a different vet. Definatley something wrong there. No one here can say for sure of course, but from what I've seen over the years if I had to GUESS it looks like a fatty tumor.

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