trip8581 wrote:I found a small lump along Rain's spine [one of my other dogs] a few weeks ago and have been checking it. It is tiny and I can lift it up in the skin. But now of course I am worried she might have a MCT too. Is that a normal spot for one to occur? I really hope that is not what it is cause if both dogs end up needing surgery I am screwed money wise.
One of the hardest things about a MCT is worrying about all the other lumps you find. Some dogs are naturally lumpy; other dogs get more lumps as they get older. Most lumps are just cysts. But now I always have my vet check new lumps--she aspirates ones that seem suspicious to her, stains the aspirate, and checks for mast cells right then and there, while I hop nervously from foot to foot.