Small growth slightl;y below outside of right hock joint. Anyone dog had this before? - Page 1

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by K9L1 on 20 October 2019 - 15:10

Recently I was bathing on of my dogs and noticed a small knobby looking growth on the outside but just below my dog's right hock joint. I can squeeze it quite hard but the dog is not bothered by it nor does it affect her running , walking, jumping, etc. Her vet gave a prescription for 7 days of 300 mg per day of simplicef to eliminate that it can be an infection from a minor wound. In 4 days no change in size, but dog remains the same ( very active, running, jumping, etc). After the antibiotics, I will ask the vet to do a fine needle aspiration to determine anything further. Anyone had this before and have any reasonable idea what it can be?

by K9L1 on 21 October 2019 - 10:10

Any view points on this?


by Koots on 21 October 2019 - 12:10

When you squeeze it, does it expel anything? Is it hard inside or soft like it contains some fluid? I would say that the vet may want to shave around it and take a tissue sample if it does not respond to treatment so far.

by jettasmom on 21 October 2019 - 13:10

Sounds exactly like this. METATARSAL/METACARPAL FISTULAS. Google it. A friend has this with her Shepherd. They shaved the spot and sure enough found the bumps.

by jettasmom on 21 October 2019 - 13:10

It’s an auto immune issue.


by Hundmutter on 21 October 2019 - 14:10

I recently found a hard lump on the inside of my boy's hind leg but otherwise at a similar level.  Several hundred quid for blood tests + X ray later, it turned out to be not the dreaded osteosarcoma tumour I was half-expecting, but an excess of overgrowth of bone due to arthritic change. He is 7 yrs.  But he wasn't showing any pain, and was running & jumping on it. I was extremely relieved, and while I can understand reluctance to investigate, I really recommend getting this checked out properly.

by hcorsoniv on 22 October 2019 - 14:10

Metatarsal/Metacarpal fistulas are found on the dogs feet or pads not on the legs and are not hard lumps.

by jettasmom on 22 October 2019 - 17:10

I beg to differ that but hey what do I know. It can also be on hocks not just pads.

by K9L1 on 23 October 2019 - 11:10

The lump has not changed in size , the anti biotics did not appear to make any difference. There is no pus head or fluid feeling to the touch. It feels like a lump and it does not affect the dog’s activity or movement and she is not even bothered when I squeeze it fairly hard.
One thing I can say is that she was recently vaccinated and I did read some where that dogs body can respond to vaccination by producing Granulomas .


by K9L1 on 25 October 2019 - 13:10

Any more ideas?


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