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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Whitley View Post
    Maybe it's just that his brain too big for his head and he is super smart!
    Stephen, I believe you have nailed it. Steph, I don't have a 2x4 anymore.....
    broke it on the chessie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2tall View Post
    Stephen, I believe you have nailed it. Steph, I don't have a 2x4 anymore.....
    broke it on the chessie.
    Hahaha
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    "Vet did a needle draw and got nothing out"

    Should have gotten something out even if it was very hard, you draw the needle back and forth while it is in the mass with the plunger pulled back and you will almost always get some cells. Occasionally need to twist the needle around a lot if it is firm fibrous tissue but that is the exception rather than the rule.

    My guess is that it is a foreign body reaction.

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    Perhaps he is just a "knot head?" LOL

    Terribly frustrating when you just want an answer and there isn't one. And the downside of living in a small town is the small pool of available talent when you need something specific. Guess it's the price we pay... people here in Montrose go to Grand Junction or Denver if they need anything serious done medically. Will you go to Albuquerque or wait it out?
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    Gardyner, for now we will watch and evaluate. I know when it did swell up and ooze last spring I was with a very good vet. He believed it to be some form of cellulitis and said the same thing as this vet, not a tumor. So I won't go straight to Albuquerque, but if the time should come that I feel like I must, i will be looking for some recommendations. Thanks all.
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    Have had similar reaction to tick and spider bites, I think it's the body isolating the toxin. Took a long time to go down, even with massage. We could never get any fluid out of them. Had one removed, it was determined to be a granuloma, a hardened lump of immune cells.

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    I had a great chocolate bitch that was a pro retriever for a waterfowl outfitter for 6 seasons. When she was about 7 she had two subaciast cysts on her back ( golf ball sized). We drained them periodically and they'd slowly fill back up. 've also had a choc stud who had more of an oval lump about half the length of a Bic lighter on his hip. The vet drained it and said it was something akin to a plugged sweat gland

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2tall View Post
    Gardyner, for now we will watch and evaluate. I know when it did swell up and ooze last spring I was with a very good vet. He believed it to be some form of cellulitis and said the same thing as this vet, not a tumor. So I won't go straight to Albuquerque, but if the time should come that I feel like I must, i will be looking for some recommendations. Thanks all.
    Carol, PM me if you want some recommedations for a vet or specialty clinic in ABQ.

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    Absolutely Hugh! Now that spring break is over, I can take the occasional Saturday or Sunday off. Also Mondays and Thursdays are always good if you guys ever get out during the week.
    Carol,
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    Pretty late on this but my pup has lump on head also and its soft to the touch. She likes to ram doors but does this usually happen to dogs this is first time im noiticing it any help please

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