• My dog has a small lump in his hip area on one side. It doesn’t seem to be bothering him at all. Is this normal, maybe with age? Or is it something that should be looked at?

    Hi Jessica,

    I recommend that you take your dog into see a veterinarian. The small lump that you are describing can be caused by many different things. This can include something that needs to be treated like a tumor or infection or something like a fatty mass that can just be watched. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of the lump after they have examined him. They may recommend a lab test to help diagnose or rule out certain causes. Any treatment that he needs will depend on the underlying cause of the lump.

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