So we've had Abbie for about a month now and she is just over 7 months old. Over the past month i have noticed she has developed a very obvious and quite significant lump on the top of her head, directly in between her ears.
At first i thought it was the occipital bone, as i've heard english pointers have quite a pronounced one, but the size of it was starting to concern me and i got it checked out by the vet. He was unsure what it was and said most likely a trauma to the head, which caused a hematoma. Said to wait 2 weeks and it should be gone. 2 weeks later it was still as prominent as before. I saw a different vet this time and she suggested that part of the occipital bone might have broken off and could be causing the lump there. She suggested an x-ray and asked if the dog has been having any kind of neurological problems. No neurological problems as such, but i have found that she is very hard to train and very slow to understand basic tasks. I have no idea if this is more personality or an underlining issue though....
Am just wondering if anyone has been through anything similar, and what the cause ended up being?
She is in no pain so the vet said it will be fine to wait a few weeks to make a decision on the x-ray.
I have pictures on my camera, that i will upload when i get home from work.