Find a different vet for a second opinion. It could be many things, a tumor, a cyst, a fatty lump combined with infection.
Get a second/third opinon.
My dog had the same thing on his leg. it was a cyst and they just removed it. they tested for cancer, but it came back negative. he just had a couple stitches and that was it!
Go to another vet for sure!
thanks for the input. i will definately do that.
I have a weimaraner and today while i was rubbing him, i noticed a lump that was not there a day before. It was located directly to the right of his shoulderblade and i was just wondering if i should be worried? I was reading some articles before coming upon this site and i found that sometimes dogs will react to a rabbies booster in developing this lump. He did in fact receive a rabbies boos about two-three weeks ago. I just want to play it safe here. Any comments?!
I can't believe your vet thinks that leaving an "Elizabethan" collar on your dog for 6 months is appropriate treatment. The lump needs to be removed regardless of whether or not it's malignant. I had several fatty tumors removed off my old dog a few years ago when he started biting on them after totally ignoring the things for over 2 years. The surgery is very simple, and shouldn't be very expensive either - at least as far as surgery is concerned. :-)