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Q. My shorkie is 4. I've found a few little bumps on her sides however one has grown larger than the others. It's skin coloured and the size of a pea.

Answered By
DR. MASSIMO ORIOLES, DVM, MRCVS

A. Even though very young age makes malignancies (cancerous type of lumps) unlikely, I would recommend to have them checked by your veterinarian. A consultation followed by a fine needle aspiration or a biopsy could help to understand the nature of those lump. Generally speaking inflammation of the skin, cutaneous cysts or tumors ( benign vs malignant) may all be different possibilities.


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