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..Thank, Goodness I found the lump on his tail when I did! Goober & Homer were bathed & made presentable for the holidays only one month ago, & there was no lump on Goobers tail @ the time. But on new years day I discovered a lump/growth slightly larger than a pea or in "like size" to a Florida tic! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif But on new years day I discovered the ugly thing as I was brushing him. Well thankfully there was a canceled appointment for wednesday & he got it removed! As the vet said, "It's a good thing you found it so soon, as there is only so much skin on a tail to close such an operation"! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif The poor ol boy came out of the operation very well...but it has been over 12 hrs & he will not eat anything yet! He is still mostly sleeping...but he has recovered enough to go potty & jump up on the couch after he gets too hot to lie-down in front of the fireplace. I will not get much sleep tonight, but @ this moment, Goober has crawled under my desk to seek solitude & releif from Homer! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif
 

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Poor Goober, It is hard to realize that he is not a part of a tour of actors, as he "act,s nearly human"! :thumbup:
 

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That sounds awful. Is it something I should check for on a regular basis? I run my hands over Maggie's tail pretty often when I am sitting with her so I think I would notice a lump but don't know if I would have called the vet right away.
 

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What did it turn out to be, Red? I know labs are notorious for their lumps and bumps. A fellow lab owner once said "If you cut away all the lumps on a lab you won't have dog left!"

Hope it was just a fatty cyst or something equally benign.
 

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My family had a black lab for 14 years and he was always getting these "fat pockets" along his tummy and back. After the vet told her they were the pockets, she wasn't worried. Although I urge everyone to verify the lumps with a vet because the last time we took him, the vet discovered they had grown into tumors. We put Duke to sleep last September after the final biopsy proved nothing more could be done. This is not to scare anyone, I just want to make sure people take their pets to see a vet if they ever notice anything out of the ordinary which I'm sure most do.
 

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Thank goodness you found it and had it taken care of.
Our old Chocolate Lab lived for 5 more years after we had 2 tiny lumps(that came back cancerous) removed from her. Up until the day we had to have her put down you would have never known she ever had anything wrong with her.

Give him plenty of belly rubs when he's feeling better!!!
 

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Last year my Boeing also had a tiny growth the size of a tick removed from his flank. At first I thought it was some kind of a mole but when it got bigger, I decided to have the vet examine it. He told me that if left, that growth might become malignant. That minor operation went well and Bo recovered real fast.

Hope Goober is doing okay now. Belly rubs and some extra ear scratching from me and Boeing /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif .
 

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Hope ole Goober is back to normal very soon!
 

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Thursday was a hectic day for myself & the vet! (Thank goodness there was a cancelation on wednesday) :thumbup: (Goober was picked up after the vet had left & the receptionist did not have any details). I should get more info today or saturday if he can spare the time..."holidays" :rolleyes: that seems to be the time when things go bad! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif But after 24 hrs Goober is nearly 100% back to his old self, he greeted me when I came home with a short "zoomie" session" & jumped up on me for his neck scratch & a head pat! :thumbup: Btw, I got him to "break his fast" with some liverwurst & kibble yesterday morning! Thank's for your support & I'll post an update when I get more info! :thumbup:
 
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