I have a 10 yr old Labrador, and recently found a lump near his ear a little larger than a pencil eraser. It is somewhat soft, and has a purplish tint to it. Could it be a tumor, cyst, or possible hematoma? And if it is a hematoma, should it be lanced?
For a definitive diagnosis it would be best to have either a fine needle aspirate or biopsy performed by your veterinarian. It could be benign or malignant. Possibilities include: mast cell tumors, melanomas, histeocytomas, adenomas and many more. If it is a hematoma it is also best treated at your vets.
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