When you pay enough attention to your dog, as we know many dog parents do, there are times when you’ll find that something is out of place. Either they’re limping in a way that you don’t know what caused it, or maybe they aren’t as interested in their toys the way they used to be. Changes like those aren’t always something that causes instant concern, but when you notice a lump or bump on your dog’s body that wasn’t there before, panic may come soon after.
While keeping your pet healthy and safe does sometimes require that knee-jerk reaction of fear, a lump or bump on your dog’s skin doesn’t always require a trip to an emergency vet. Below, we’ve broken down some of the different types of lumps that can be found on dogs. Of course, the only one who can tell you that for sure whether a mysterious bump is a cause for worry will be your vet, so be sure to schedule the next appointment available so your furry friend can get checked out.