A Pet Owner’s Guide to Lumps and Bumps: What to Know About Growths on Dogs

AIMSS_iStock_000005781697_MediumYou are enjoying some quality time with your furry companion snuggling on the couch. As you run your fingers over him, suddenly you feel something that shouldn’t be there. It’s a lump, right behind his ear. Before you panic, take a deep breath and read on to learn what you need to know about growths on dogs.

Types of Growths on Dogs

It isn’t unusual for our canine companions to develop a lump or bump during their lifetimes. Lumps and bumps are often growths of some kind, but they can also be an abscess (an infection) or a granuloma (the body’s reaction to something foreign). Continue…