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    small tumors on labador retrievers
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    donniemorgan posted:
    we have our 2 nd yellow labador retriever.he is akc and has small bumps or tumors under the skin in numerous parts of his body,mainly the back.he is 10 months old and already has several.they are about the size of a pencil eraser.our prior lab lived to be 10 years and died from lithoma.he also had these on him.we had several removed from him during his lifetime and they were not cancer.is there anyway to prevent these. one is actually on his spine and will move around.please advise,thanks,donnie morgan
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    Ann Hohenhaus, DVM, DACVIM responded:
    donniemorgan,
    You don't mention what types of lumps your lab has - and there are many. Your veterinarian can test them during an office visit to see if they are benign or malignant. Lipomas are common tumors on dogs which are benign fatty lumps. Other than maintaining ideal body condition there is no prevention. Cysts occur and they are sometime a nusiance. They can burst open and drain. When this happens, I recommend surgical removal. There are also maligant skin masses in dogs, the most common is the mast cell tumor. These should be surgically removed as soon as they are identified.

    Ann Hohenhaus


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