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Hi All,<br>
Our indoor 3 yo labrador/husky mix seems to have a cyst on his driver's side hip. It is about the size of an egg halved lengthwise. It is pretty hard and I can't move it around under his skin.... I'm not sure if it is a sebacious cyst or not.<br>
If it is a sebacious cyst: I have done some research online, and this seems to be very common in labs, but i am a little concerned that he is already getting them at such a young age. It does not seem to bother him at all, and I am a little reluctant to take him to the vet as he has cost us quite a lot recently (he has injured himself the last two times we took him camping-- he's a fearless dog!), and it seems the vet will just charge me to tell me what I already know.<br><br>
Does anyone out there have experience with this? Are there any lifestyle changes I can make with him that would help?<br>
Thanks!<br>
Bethany
 

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I don't think it's a sebaceous cyst because of its large size and fixed position. Those 2 things would have me concerned for sure. Is it smooth? How long has it been there? Is it on the side of his left rear leg or up near his back? It certainly could be a lipoma (fatty tumor), which is benign, but at that young of an age I'd take him in to the vet. They'll probably want to aspirate it and see what kind of cells are in there.
 

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Ach. I was afraid of that. I only noticed it yesterday-- it is right on his hip, and I only noticed it when he turned (like to chase his tail). It is on the side of his back-- so I think if i "saw" it before I must have thought it was just the top of his pelvis protruding a bit.<br>
It is smooth, and he doesn't seem bothered when I touch it. It's probably worth going in just to ease my mind. It would be so awful if it's something serious... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Not sure how that showed up on your post. Sorry, no condolences neccesary here...
 

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It was a reaction to a shot of abx for a foot wound (weeks ago!). We're relieved <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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