Here are dog and cat skin maps to use at home or in your clinic to keep track of lumps and bumps. Use this with your calipers to note where the mass is and the size. No one can look at a mass or feel a mass and know what it is. Remember, my See Something, Do Something. Why Wait? Aspirate. ® guidelines.
See Something: If the mass is the size of a pea (1 cm) and there for a month
Do Something: go to the veterinarian for an aspirate
Most skin and subcutaneous masses can be cured with surgery alone if we find them when they are small. So let’s find them when they are small and find out what they are with an aspirate before you remove them with surgery, so the first surgery is the only surgery your pet or patient needs.
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