My 10 year old Sheltie mix "Pepper", Had surgery today. He has had a non cancerous lump (lipoma) under his right arm for about a year. The vet said not to worry about it unless it grew and caused him problems. Well, in the past 3 weeks it has tripled in size. And he was having trouble breathing. We went to the vet last Friday, and they said it had to come out.
So they did surgery and found not one but 4 lumps on his chest. The largest weighed 2 1/2 pounds. They sent it off for testing. Pepper is home and in pain, but doing well. No playing ball for a few weeks. Poor thing. I feel so bad for him, but happy to know he will be will me for a few more years. Every thing else turned out good.
Sheltie is "Pepper" the little guy is "Bandit" our 4lb Chihuahua(AKA: Rottweiler in a Chi package)