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I found a lump on my dog

My dog Pepsi is an 11 year old black lab. She has a fatty lump on her side, but recently I've found a hard lump on her hind leg about the size of a pea. I've also noticed that sometimes she's been holding it funny, but I'm not sure if she had just twisted her leg funny. Is this cancer?
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675347 tn?1365460645
I am so sorry, but none of us here can possibly tell you what this lump is.
You need to take her to the vet. He/she will examine it, and your dog, and possibly will take a quick needle-biopsy of it.
The needle biopsy will only take about 5 minutes, can be done with you in the room, and doesn't need a sedative or anesthetic.
974371 tn?1424653129
Agree with ginger.  Although it is not unusual for older dogs to get lumps, like fatty tumors, it is always best to get any suspicious lumps checked by your Vet.  The older the dog, there is always the possibility of a Cancer.  
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