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Hi,
I am new to Beagle World so I really haven't posted in this forum.

I only have my Gracie 7 weeks and i feel like a new Mom. The vet keeps my name on top.
 

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Hi,
I didn't mean to hit send.

I just found this lump on my Gracie's lower stomach about the size of a dime. It is underneath the skin. I can't get a vet appointmtne until tomorrow night and am so worried.

I guess I just needed to talk so I don't cry. I feel like a new mom.
 

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We can all relate to your feelings but please don't panic. 99.9% of lumps are fatty deposits called "lipomas". They are only removed if they get in the way of something like a joint or if they are rubbed with a harness, etc. Hang in there and be sure to let us know how the vet appointment goes!
 

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Thanks for your reply Judy and Maggie.

I have another beagle, Mickey who gets those fatty deposits but somehow this one feels different. It seems harder to me. I am thinking that maybe it is because she is much smaller and thinner than Mickey.

I love your quote at the end of your posts Judy. I copied it and sent it to several people. There is so much truth in that quote.
 

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Lumps on our pups are awful. Mine have been through many and everyone I find is like seeing a Mack truck heading right for you. Does it move or does it seem attached? Has Gracie been spayed and is it near a nipple? I could relate all the tales in the world, but you are the one with Gracie in your lap and your heart in your throat. We will have fingers and paws crossed for you tomorrow and have bunches of prayers and positive thoughts headed your way.
 

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Hi Kathleen,

No, the lump isn't near a nipple and doesn't seem to move. I just hope I am being neurotic.


I know Mickey had a lump near his penis when I got him and they said it was a fatty tumor. It got alot larger and I had it removed when he got another type of tumor between one of his toes.
 

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mm&g,

First, relax until your vet says otherwise. Worrying and thinking the worst does you and Gracie no good. Most of the time, lumps are just that... lumps.

Our Murphy has all kinds of lumps, some fatty, some fibrous, most benign, one was cancerous (it was surgically removed). Has still has several others, and had 14 others cauterized a while ago.

You are doing what you should. You found it and are having it checked. Once the vet says what it is, you will know what the next step is. Until then, its just a lump.
 

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Thanks Everyone,

I will let you know what the vet says tonight.
 

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AKA, "Fatty tumor"...Goober has a small one on the left side of his neck that I first discovered in 2002. It is barely the size of a "bb" & has not grown since & the vet told me to monitor it but that was over 5 yrs ago & Goober is nearly in the "home-stretch" of turning 16! :thumbup: Sure, he is the first of only 2 dogs that my family has ever owned when they were puppies! Our previous record with adopted beags was 13 yrs...but we had no idea as to their "true age"! I think the record for a beag is 24 yrs in Ohio, but Goober has a "good start" @ the record as he was born in Moscow, Idaho on 12 April 1992! :thumbup:
 

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Hi Everyone,

I wanted to let you know what the Vet had to day about Gracie's lump. It is right on her spay scar
and she said sometimes a stitch breaks underneath and can cause a lump to form. If that is the case then she said it will go away. We are taking a wait and see approach and go from there.

I don't know how long ago she was spayed as there are no papers so I am assuming it was awhile ago. He spay scar is hard to see. I am going to google this and see what I can find.

Thank you all. I am not completely at ease yet.
 

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Jersey had the same thing happen. She developed a small lump just to the side of her spay scar. Her vet told me the same thing...it was from her stitches and should disappear on it's own (it did!).
 

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Thanks Jen,

You made me feel much better.
 
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