concerned and confused - Doberman Forum : Doberman Breed Dog Forums
Doberman Health If it has to do with your dog and its health post here.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
Lil Pup
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 5
Location: Oceanside, California
Dogs Name: Isoceles
Dogs Age: 11 weeks
Gallery Pics: 1
Visit Blablizzle's Gallery
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Images: 1
Question concerned and confused

Hi everyone, Im a bit confused. My dobie has a small lump in the back of his neck and although he doesn't seem uncomfortable or in pain Im concerned. Do any of your pups have had anything like this? And if they have how can i treat it?

Thanks for your help!
Blablizzle is offline  
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 12:41 AM
u mad?
PatchworkRobot's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 6,474
Location: Texas
Dogs Name: Rhapsody's Mystery of the Spanish Chest - "Dreizehn", Gaia's Bijort - "Ruthless"
Titles: UKC CH for Dreizehn, CGC for both, CA for both
Dogs Age: Born December 2010, July 2011
Gallery Pics: 5
Visit PatchworkRobot's Gallery
Thanks: 4,845
Thanked 16,101 Times in 4,640 Posts
Images: 5
In my home an odd lump means a vet visit is in the near future.

No dog is at fault for being born into this world.
PatchworkRobot is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to PatchworkRobot For This Useful Post:
Amelia_ (01-06-2013), BoxMeIn21 (01-06-2013), MeadowCat (01-06-2013)
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 02:15 AM
TheStig's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 537
Location: NC
Dogs Name: The Stig
Titles: Stigleton Mazagatti, Esquire
Dogs Age: 2.6 years
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit TheStig's Gallery
Thanks: 43
Thanked 634 Times in 266 Posts
Odd lumps that aren't accompanied by any pain, and/or change in the shape/feel/texture of the lump are of little concern.

In that location, probably more superficial (cosmetic) than anything.

Just bring it up at your next routine vet visit.

However, if you check it regularly and it changes in any way...size, shape, anything...right away pronto stat to the vets.

TheStig is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 04:20 AM
LindaH's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 16,048
Dogs Name: Sunburg's Indian River Park "Parker"
Dogs Age: Born May 24, 2007
Gallery Pics: 25
Visit LindaH's Gallery
Thanks: 24,917
Thanked 24,132 Times in 9,831 Posts
Images: 25
Has he had any vaccinations in that area lately? Sometimes a vaccination will cause a lump to appear. It should go away in two weeks to a month or so if that's what it is.

Keep your eye on it, make sure you can't feel heat in it or it doesn't grow. Should be okay. You could always call your vet and ask him about it, too.

All dogs deserve a good home

Subscribe to this newsletter first:

How to select a good dog kibble

Dog food information:

Diet additives and Raw diet information
LindaH is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 09:32 AM
Dobes stole my heart <3
StarlightDobe's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 3,418
Location: Shelby Twp. Michigan
Dogs Name: Nexus - Bella - Lily (R.I.P. Mysti)
Titles: Nexus = Spaztastic - Bella = NoNo Bad Dog - Lily = Tiger Shark!
Dogs Age: Nexus = 4/14/2010 Bella = 2/19/2011 Lily = 6/27/2014
Gallery Pics: 6
Visit StarlightDobe's Gallery
Thanks: 1,079
Thanked 5,723 Times in 2,332 Posts
Images: 6
Mysti used to get small lumps all the time, and the vet would aspirate them and determine they were harmless. She did have one that they checked for me, and it was suspect, but after a round of antibiotics it reduced in size and was determined to also be harmless. I would have your vet check it, aspirate it and determine if it is harmless or not, and then just have it logged in the chart and watch it. My vet had all of Mysti's little lumps marked on a diagram and kept watch on them all.

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. - Bernard Williams

R.I.P. Mysti 1/25/02-10/21/10
StarlightDobe is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 11:24 AM
New to puppies
SamK's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 124
Location: RSA
Dogs Name: Griffin
Dogs Age: dob: 15 Oct 2012
Gallery Pics: 2
Visit SamK's Gallery
Thanks: 176
Thanked 217 Times in 70 Posts
Images: 2
Could it be a microchip? My guy's chip was inserted the day he left his litter and the breeder warned me there may be a little blood and sensitivity in his neck. I didn't find anything, but took him to the vet to make sure sure the chip was picked up by the scanner and to get his shots anyway.
SamK is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 11:46 AM
domina's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 300
Dogs Name: Domina

Gallery Pics: 0
Visit domina's Gallery
Thanks: 1,183
Thanked 533 Times in 180 Posts
My lab mix has had a bunch of lumps so far ( he is 7 years old now )...all over his body, including one in the neck area. We took him to the vet and had them biopsied and removed ( many vet trips over the years, as the lumps would appear one by one so to speak ), and they were just fatty lumps. The vet did biopsy them ( they weren't cancerous ) and removed them. My dog wasn't in any pain, and some lumps were the size of the pea, the others were almost the size of the quarter. They would grow fast and then stop growing ( the lumps that is ).

The vet drained and biopsied the very first lump he had, and over time, it just grew back. After that, we would just biopsy and remove any other lumps - they never grew back at that same spot.

The only way to know for sure if it's a fatty lump/cancerous lump or something else is to take him to the vet and have it looked at and biopsied.Good luck!!!
domina is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Doberman Forum : Doberman Breed Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome