Message Number: SG285 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2002-07-15 01:40:46 UTC
Subject: RE: swollen lump and itching
Message-ID: <7949717.1026697246304.JavaMail.root@scandium>

Author wrote:
> my sugar is a 5 1/2 year old sable that has swelling on her right side!
> earlier my husband accidently stepped on her pretty hard! she is scratching
> so bad that she is causing sores!

Dear Vivian:

I am not following this exactly - is she scratching the lump itself?

just to be on the safe side, I'm going to recommend a vet visit. It may be a skin tumor, or it may be what we call a seroma - where you have a lot of blood pour into a area from a trauma, and then it clots and you end up with a pocket of serum.

However, if she is scratching like the devil at it, sometimes it is better to just take it off.

With kindest regards,

Bruce Williams, DVM