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What to do about the lump on my dogs tummy?


A hard lump developed on my ten year old dog’s tummy soon after her last heat. It’s the size of a big frozen pea. Do I need to do something about this?


Mammary tumours are the most common type of cancer in female dogs, especially if they have not been spayed. Any lump on a dog’s underside should be checked by a vet. Often, early surgical removal is the best answer, when the lump is still very small. If it’s left too long, the cancer can spread, which is why it’s so important to talk to your vet promptly.

If you are worried about your pet's health, visit the Petfix DIY Triage Checker or talk to your vet as soon as possible.