Pet Lumps and Bumps:  What’s an Owner to Do?

pet lumps and bumpsA sudden swelling on your pet’s perfect skin can be concerning. What could it be? Do you need to worry? Is it an emergency?  Pet lumps and bumps can be scary, but not all of them are cause for alarm. If you find an extra friend on your pet, Animal Internal Medicine & Specialty Services is here to help you sort out what’s going on.

Good Looking Out

As an owner, finding pet lumps and bumps can be scary; but many times they are not anything to be concerned about. The cause of a lump typically falls into one of three main categories: an infection or abscess, a reaction to something foreign or abnormal in the body (a granuloma), or a tumor. A tumor is a cancerous growth that can either be benign (harmless) or malignant (aggressive).