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    Tasha has two small bumps on her left front leg. We first noticed them on vacation in NC and assumed they were bug bites. They got smaller, but one is now larger again. They don't have any color, just raised under the fur, and don't hurt her. She's going in for her annual exam in a month, so I was going to leave it till then as they're not growing fast or bothering her, but I wonder if anyone else has had a similar experience.

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    How old is Tasha? Are the bumps under the skin or on top? What kind of bumps...do they move around or are they stationary? Could be several different things...I might be able to help you more w/ answers to these Q's.
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    Hard to tell, but if they are no problem to her and don't change I would think it would be okay to wait for the exam appointment. Possibly it is a bug bite like you said. Trix has had a couple of bumps but they disappeared, have no clue what they were.
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    Becca's questions are the same ones I would ask
    All of my dogs have had some sort of a bump at one time or another... and never anything life-threatening - but it's good to check them out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Becca
    How old is Tasha? Are the bumps under the skin or on top? What kind of bumps...do they move around or are they stationary? Could be several different things...I might be able to help you more w/ answers to these Q's.
    Tasha will be 4 on the 10th of December. The bumps are under the skin and are stationary.

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    If they don't seem to bother her, I think you would be ok to wait until the exam, however I would keep an eye on them and if there is any change, I would take her in sooner. Heidi has bumps similar to those, pretty much all over. She is an older dog, we think around 10 now...and hers are little cysts...not life threatning or anything like that. I just have to keep a close eye on them and if they start to flame up or anything I have to remove the fluid. They don't do that very often so we all luck out. She also has other bumps under her skin that move. Those are fat lumps that have sprung up due to old age. They too are not threatning however she does have one on her chest we call her human boob...that one will be coming off as it seems to have gotten bigger. None of them seem to bother her in anyway. Just keep an eye on it and keep us posted!!
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    Thanks! Cysts or Fat lumps were what I suspected from my medical book. I'll be sure to point them out to the Vet when we go in in January.

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    Mini (or Max, can't remember which) has one of these on her spine, or just beside. I'm pretty sure it's a fat globule or something. I come across it when I'm petting him/her but he/she doesn't seem to care.

    Now I'm wondering which of the little creatures it was. Oh well, I'll fondle them when I get home and find out.

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