Q. Our westie has a baseball sized lump by her left front paw on her chest. It doesn't bother her and is soft.

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A. It could be a cyst, infection, benign tumor, or cancerous tumor. Have her examined by a vet to determine the exact cause. Your veterinarian can do a fine needle aspirate and examine the cells under a microscope. Once a diagnosis is made, your veterinarian can recommend the best treatment plan. It may need to be surgically removed.

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