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    I have a 18mth old staffy/sharpei and about 3 days ago I noticed a lump forming under his neck at the end of his jaw line but before where the collar sits, it was about the size of a golf ball, it was strange in texture and was neither hard nor soft, it has not gotten any bigger but has now developed a more defined lump and texture, it doesnt feel like a insect bite and when it first came up it was not sore to touch, it is not sore now either. He hasnt changed in anyway, and his appetite etc is still the same. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with this sought of thing, my main concern is cancer, but I have spoken to a vet who has said it would be very unlikely. Cannot get an appointment til monday so am quite concerned.

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    Hi there,
    It sounds like a cyst which probably needs lancing.
    Unless your dog gets a fever and/or unwell, it is fine to wait until Monday to take him to the vet.

    Please let us know how you go.

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    Thanks, I hope that is all it is. I have alot of experience with horse injury;s but not alot with dogs!

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    As Pugger said ,maybe a cyst though I would expect maybe at least a little tenderness.
    If he's still bright eyed and bushy tailed though I wouldn't be overly anxious and waiting until Monday for the vet should be fine
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    Cysts are usually not painful and have a very definite end/beginning....Abscesses are and can be from a grass seed, bite or a foreign body of any kind. BUT.....lumps can also be the more dreaded things like tumours and early intervention is always better then leaving it. To me with any lump, if i have no history of bite or if I cannot see a small hole or such from grass seed, I visit a vet. Feel requires experience. If it feels hot it is an infective lump (good sign) and they are often painful too. But normal vet hours would be fine, if it does not keep getting bigger quickly and the dog is active.
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    I'm with Newfie here a cyst isn't painfull.........
    My TM's can get a grass seed under their skin that is sore to the touch & I will think I have removed it & then a mth or so later I find a lump(not painfull) in the same spot. This is because I have left something behind & the body is isolating it, if left it will fester again in time but I cut them out.
    May not be your problem though.
    If your worried at all see a vet.
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    Judging by where it is, im gonna go with Lymphoma, but heres hoping im wrong!
    Good luck at the vet
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    There are many reasons why lumps and bumps can appear.
    I don't know why people automatically assume the worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    There are many reasons why lumps and bumps can appear.
    I don't know why people automatically assume the worst.
    I feel this is directed at me.
    Di, im not assuming anything. The OP wanted ideas on what it could be, and thats my idea.
    I said judging by where it is, it could be Lymphoma. Yeah it could be anything, and it also could be Lymphoma.
    Without seeing a photo, I can't give an accurate guess, what would you rather me have said?

    "Aw, its probably nothing, don't worry about it."
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    If you think it is lymphoma feel the groin area. there will be lumps in the groin area and the axilla (front leg to chest area) often.........
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