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Quarter Size Lump on Rear Outside Leg

there is a size quarter lump on Chester's right hind leg? Should I be concerned? Do I need to have it checked out at the vet? He doesnt seem to be picking at it... but its pretty obvious that its there.

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Hieu
Not to worry about the lump. Bassets frequently have large cysts on their bodies. Just keep an eye on it. If there comes a time when it bursts - then Chester will have to go to the Vet to get it cleaned out. Most times nothing happens - it's just part of a basset's life. It's the deep sub-cutanious lumps that are of concern and need watching.
Laurie
Hi, I have had lumps to deal with on my Oscar. He had one on his shoulder and one on his belly. I was told to just keep an eye on them and if they didn't bother him and could be rotated around-no problem. Well, he still has the little one on the shoulder but the one on his underbelly blossomed over a weekend into a "thing" and he had to have it surgically excised followed up with a course of antibiotics-about 500.00 in all. It had become infected apparantly according to the vet. I now notice that area is nice and smooth but he is developing a little bump near that area but neither of the little bumps are bothering him so I keep an eye on them and pray they stay tiny. If this is any help-I hope so. My understanding when first inquiring to this site re bumps and lumps and then to the vet that these are quite common on our Bassets. Best wishes for your doggy. Hope this helps.
I too have a basset with several lumps on her. Most of them are cysts, and 2 of them have burst since I got her in March. When they burst my vet cleans them and then I have a gel she gave me to put on them to keep infections down. These cysts are very close to the surface and you can easily feel them on her body. I keep track of them and have them checked out if there is a change. Last week she needed emergency surgery on a larger lump that we all thought was just a fat lump. Turns out there was a tumor under the fat lump that no one could see or feel, and it abscessed. She's doing great now. If you have any questions or concerns at all, you would probably feel better if you have your vet check the lump out. Better to be safe.

Cindy
my grandmas shiatsu had them and my cousins basset had them. i don't think there's anything to worry about.
My Percy has has three of them in the past two years, and my vet at Banfield Vet Hospital removed all three in two different operations.  He followed each surgery up with meds.  Percy is doing great and doesn't have any more cysts.

Hieu

my basset has had several of these, as long as they are soft and not infected, there is probably nothing to worry about.

I've (6)  of them removed, with no problems.

 

Thanks

John



deborah andrade said:
Hi, I have had lumps to deal with on my Oscar. He had one on his shoulder and one on his belly. I was told to just keep an eye on them and if they didn't bother him and could be rotated around-no problem. Well, he still has the little one on the shoulder but the one on his underbelly blossomed over a weekend into a "thing" and he had to have it surgically excised followed up with a course of antibiotics-about 500.00 in all. It had become infected apparantly according to the vet. I now notice that area is nice and smooth but he is developing a little bump near that area but neither of the little bumps are bothering him so I keep an eye on them and pray they stay tiny. If this is any help-I hope so. My understanding when first inquiring to this site re bumps and lumps and then to the vet that these are quite common on our Bassets. Best wishes for your doggy. Hope this helps.
Hi, this is addl thought to my previous on lumps...since Oscar had surgery on his infected lump (it must have devoloped infection underneath the surface as he seemed nonplussed  by it until it became a problem) he has been fine in that spot of his surg site and now he has a bump on his shoulder I just keep track of.  I've been watching the shoulder lump for a year now and no problems so far.  He seems very healthy and happy but we do need to keep track of the lumps since the one on his belly caught us offguard quickly.   Although the belly lump required ER surgery it was probably the worst case senerio for benign lumps in the Basset... 
Hi Hieu-as I said previously and everyone else...it can be a "lumpy" breed...just trust your instincts and watch them for changes...My Basset had one problematic one we had to deal with surgically and one benign one I just keep track and feel for.  Your lump sounds pretty common.  Oscar has had the one on his shoulder for over a year and so far so good.

You need to go to the vet to have a check. That lump could be something.

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