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Lumps and bumps can be quite common in pets, particularly dogs, as they get older. There can be many reasons that cause a lump, from infection, insect bites, fluid build up and unfortunately cancer. The problem with lumps is that from the outside it can be impossible to tell what the lump is. While most lumps we see are harmless (non-life threatening), if the lump is cancerous, then, like humans, early detection and removal is the key to helping your best friend stay healthy.

If you notice a lump or bump on your pet, a vet will need to perform a clinical examination, and may take a sample to assess under a microscope. This quick and painless test can provide valuable information, so our vets can take the best course of action. Check out our video explaining how our vets check and assess lumps on your pet.

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