Lumps And Bumps In Dogs; The Most Common Types

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The thought of finding lumps and bumps in dogs can be concerning. However, fewer than half of the growths on dogs are cancerous. You should always take your dog to a veterinarian to have them checked out just to be sure. Below is a list of the most common types of growths on dogs. Here is a list when lumps and bumps in dogs can be a concern.

The Most Common Types Of Lumps And Bumps In Dogs

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  • Lipomas – They are fatty lumps and the most common type of bumps on dogs. They are most common in older and overweight dogs. They are non-cancerous (benign). 
  • Abscess – They are non-cancerous (benign).
  • Tumor – A Mast Cell Tumor is the most common type accounting for 20% of all skin tumors in dogs. They come in various shapes and sizes. Boxers, Boston Terriers, Labradors, Schnauzers and beagles are the breeds they are most common in. They can be cancerous (malignant). 
  • Sebaceous Cyst – Bumps on dogs caused by a clogged oil gland or trauma. They usually rupture and heal on their own. However, they can become infected and may require treatment. A reocurring sebaceous cyst is usually removed in order to prevent another infection. They are usually non-cancerous (benign).
  • Warts (papillomas) – They look like a skin tag or lumps and are more common in older dogs, puppies and dogs with immune system issues. They are non-cancerous (benign).
  • Melanoma – Looks like a black or ulcerated lump (skin is thicker in certain areas of the lump). This is not always caused by sun exposure. They are cancerous (malignant).
  • Hives – They are red bumps that can appear in clusters and itch. They go away on their own, but since they cause severe itching you may want to contact your vet. A veterinarian may prescribe antihistamine to help with the itching. They are non- cancerous (benign).
  • Hematomas – Occurs when blood accumulates under the skin due to trauma. These can be painful. 
  • Injection site reactions – After your dog has an injection a small bump may appear. It can be tender, but will go away within a few days or weeks. 

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