Luke has Lumps!
About the same time I read about the mysterious lumps that Emily over at Adventures of a Dog Mom found on her labrador Boomer, I made a similar discovery on Luke.
Actually, I found a few suspicious bumps – one above the skin and a couple under it. All of them are on his abdomen.
Fortunately, at this time, our vet believes Luke has nothing more serious than fatty tumors, which will be removed next week when he goes under for a routine teeth cleaning.
However, lumps and bumps on any dog can be serious. And golden retrievers are particularly affected by cancer.
According to Pukka’s Promise, a book by Ted Kerasote I am currently reading, about 60 percent of golden retrievers get cancer.
To learn more about goldens and cancer, check out this post from The Daily Golden.
Have you ever found a strange lump on your dog?
On a happier note, be sure to check out my Valentine’s Day gift guide for dog lovers if you haven’t already!
Posted on February 5, 2013, in Dogs, Dogtography, Luke and tagged animals, dog cancer, dog lumps, golden retriever, golden retrievers and cancer, health, Pukka's Promise, Ted Kerasote. Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.