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Lump on elbow causing limp now....
 
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rellimserdna
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PostYou have posted in this forum: Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:17 pm   Post subject:  Lump on elbow causing limp now.... Back to top 

Petra has a large lump on her elbow from laying on the hardwood here at the house and in the past week she has actually started to limp on the same leg. I just had her spayed and there were no complications and had the vet do bloodwork before the surgery to make sure all was normal. any one have any experience here? The lump doesn't seem to hurt her or make it tender so I don't know what is going on. Going to call the vet tomorrow. any advice?

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PostYou have posted in this forum: Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:27 pm   Post subject:   Back to top 

Sounds like a hygroma. Don't let them try to drain it as that can lead to a hard-to-treat infection. It's a build up of fluid padding around the joint caused by laying on hard surfaces too much. They eventually go away on their own but you need to make sure she isn't flopping down on hard surfaces or spending too much time laying on hard surfaces. We have hard wood floors but have placed many throw rugs around for walking and laying. Also Ryanna has a dog bed downstairs and Monte has the sofa. Then Ryanna sleeps with me and Monte with my brother. So their elbow joint areas rarely contact the wood floor directly.

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PostYou have posted in this forum: Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:51 pm   Post subject:  Re: Lump on elbow causing limp now.... Back to top 

Does the lump feel warm?

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