Has anyone ever had their Mastiff get a hygroma on their hock? Murfee has a lump about the size of a golf ball on his hock. He has had it about 6 weeks now and I assumed it was a hygroma so I have just been monitoring it. It hasn't gotten any bigger but definitely hasn't gotten any smaller.
He doesn't limp, doesn't act like it bothers him nothing, but I am starting to get concerned that maybe I should have it checked out. The only thing I can remember that might have happened at about the time I noticed this was one morning when he went down the back stairs to go outside, he tripped on the last step and kind of jumped off to the side. I think he might have hit his hock on the step as he jumped off to the side. I noticed this lump about 2 days later.
He runs, jumps etc. so it doesn't bother him in anyway. Max had one on his elbow when he was younger but I can't remember how long it took to go away.
For some reason Murf now has a boil looking thing on his back so I want to take him to the vet this week and have that checked out, was going to ask the vet to look at his leg but I'm thinking if it is a hygroma I don't want the vet draining it or anything.
Just wondering if anyone has ever seen one on a hock? Want to make sure I'm not ignoring it if it could be something else?