Q. My dog has a lump sticking out on his side it is the size of a pencil eraser and is pink what could it be ?
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA
A. There are many reasons for lumps to be present from wounds and infections which require antibiotics to growths and tumors. Young dogs are particularly prone to a very quick going mass which ulcerates and becomes red but which is completely benign - termed a histiocytoma. A small sample can be taken by your vet and submitted to the lab to confirm that there is nothing sinister going on.