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Concerned about dog's back
An_249809 posted:
My dog has been very sensitive to touch lately. I noticed a mass on his side and brought him to the vet the next day. They believed it was a fatty mass under muscle but nothing to worry about. They said to keep an eye on it and to wait until his next exam in May to do a blood panel.

I've noticed that when I run my hand along his spine his back twitches and his leg starts to kick. He doesn't seem to like it when I do this so I try to avoid the area but it makes me nervous. Is this common? He's a 4 year old lab/mastiff and is about 8 pounds over weight. Should I take him in for the blood panel right away?


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