I am sorry to hear about your pup's lump...I am glad that you are getting it checked out promptly.
This is a good question to post to our experts in the Ask A Vet section. The veterinarians there can give you some potential ideas and then also offer some questions you might want to ask your veterinarian based on his/her examination of your little Shipoo.
My dog also has a lump on her neck near or on her thyroid. I just discovered it so will be making an apt with her vet as soon as possible. I often give her massages which include the neck area and have never noticed this before. Is it possible it could be something other than a tumor and if by chance it is a tumor what are the chances it could be cancerous and is this treatable?
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