Q. My Westie has has a lump between his pads,been told it's a growth!! He's drinking more but very lathargic,could it be cancerous??
DESTINI R. HOLLOWAY, DVM
A. Any lump on an older pet could potentially be cancerous. I would recommend asking your vet to get samples from the lump and sending them off for analysis. This is the only way to know for sure if this is cancerous or benign (non-cancerous).
It may be best to have it just removed and the whole thing sent off for analysis, because there is a potential that not enough cells will be removed by fine needle aspiration (just drawing some cells off) and the results could come back inconclusive. Discuss this with your vet to come up with the best way to move forward for your pet.