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Q. Is it normal for my dog to have lumps on her hips my brother thinks it's a tumor she is also a little over weight

Answered By
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.

A. It's common for dogs to have fat pads just behind the last rib - these are called the lumbar fat pads - but they should be pretty identical in appearance on both sides. If there are just randomly placed lumps of different sizes on the hips then yes, they could be tumors. Tumors can be benign or malignant, so I'd get them checked out right away.


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