Help Your Pet Overcome Those Lumps and Bumps

Help your pet deal with those lumps and bumps

You miss your pet’s smooth physique because now he has bumps and lumps all over his body. Most middle age and older pets develop lumps and bumps over their body, which is caused by benign tumors and cysts that develop under their skin. These lumps and bumps aren’t usually harmful so there is nothing to really worry about if your dog has bumpy skin. However, bumps and lumps in cats can mean something serious. If you want to help your pet deal with those lumps and bumps, here’s how to do it.

Sometimes lumps and bumps can develop around your pet’s collar, which can cause them to become sore and irritate your pet. Although, harmless these lumps and bumps around the collar can cause discomfort so you may want to consider taking your pet to the vet to get them surgically removed. Make sure you keep your pet’s skin clean, every now and then lumps and bumps burst and cause the skin to become infected. To keep your pet’s bumps clean, use soap and water or even rubbing alcohol a few times a day to prevent infection and cut down on the irritation.

Try giving your pet a nice massage to help them deal with lumps and bumps on their skin. Give them a nice rub down by stroking your pet, this also will help you notice potential bumps and lumps early. To prevent serious lumps and bumps from developing, you can use an umbrella to cover your pet while they bake in the sun, that’s if they stay under the umbrella. If they don’t, try a covered doghouse or keep your pet in shaded areas. You can also apply some sunscreen lotion, like SP15, on your pet. Rub it on their ears, nose, and face. It’s okay if they lick it off none of the ingredients in the sunscreen are harmful.

As far as serious lumps or bumps found on your pet, check their mouth. Bumps or lumps in the mouth are more serious than other lumps and bumps on other parts of the body. Open your pet’s mouth wide enough so you can check for any unusual lumps or bumps in their mouths. Inspect their months occasionally by checking the tongue, the lips, and the inside of the mouth. If you prefer not to get that up close to your pet or find it difficult to keep your pet’s mouth open long enough – most lumps are tiny, let the vet do it.

Make sure you take your cat to the vet if you notice a lump or bump. What to look for when checking lumps and bumps, lumps should move freely when you touch them. Lumps that expand and cover a large area should be checked by a vet. Also, if the bump grows quickly and bleeds be sure to take your pet to the vet.

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