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I found a lump on show, I guess you would call it in the front armpit area. It is small and moveable and feels soft. Has anyone every encountered one of these. Of course I find it on a Saturday, vet is closed. I am really worried.

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I wouldn't panic yet. Lipomas, cysts, etc. are quite common in dogs. My 12 year old has 3 or 4 lumps that are harmless. If it is round and moveable (not attached to anything) it is a good sign. Still a good idea to get checked at the vet of course, but there are lots of harmless types of lumps and bumps :)

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I'm a nurse practitioner. Movable lumps are usually benign. Make an appointment on Monday to set your mind at ease, but think positively in the meantime.

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It is hard not to worry. :grouphug Sending good thoughts.

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Desi has one of those, too, in just about the same area you describe. Size of a small pea. My vet found it, poked it, checked it under

the microscope....said it was nothing to worry about. It's been there for over a year, doesn't bother him and hasn't grown.

Probably same kind of thing, but for your own piece of mind, have it checked.

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Dear Nutmeg had one of those for years in about the same place. We kept an eye on it, and after a few years, when it got bigger, had it removed. Benign. No trouble for her.

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Small, movable, and soft is often -- not always, but often -- a lipoma. Your vet can check it out with a fine needle aspirate if need be; no anaesthesia, fasting, etc. needed for that. Whatever it is, not an emergency unless it doubles in size overnight or seems painful to your dog. Couple of days won't hurt anything. (If it is a lipoma, couple of years might not hurt anything -- some of them can grow rapidly and/or large, but many just hang around as smallish bumps.)

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Holding good thoughts for you. Fatty cysts are an unattractive fact of life. Scarlett had one under her tail and she licked at it for a few months and cleanly removed it. Her vet had said it wasn't a problem so we were both pretty darn surprised. She did a completely bloodless removal!

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Adding to the crowd, soft, moveable lumps are usually nothing to worry about unless they're in a place they get irritated (under the collar, etc.) Hoping for a good answer on Monday.

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Snow's lump is a fatty cyst. No need to worry thank god. Does any one else's dog get so upset after a vet visit that they do not even want to go for walk? She is a baby but she is my baby and I love her.

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If she'll tolerate it, try taking her in the car someplace really good after the vet--to get ice cream, to buy a new toy, that's helped here to cheer them up and it helps avoid a negative association with the car.

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