Kim & Flora
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I've got a question and am looking for personal stories as well as possibly a vet to chime in.
Flora's got several bumps on her body. The first time I found one I brought her in to the vet, the vet checked it out, took a little piece of it and inspected it, and determined it was a harmless sebaceous cyst. Since then, when I'm petting her I can feel several of these guys on her body. They never burst or anything. They're just round, flat, hard little lumps.
Is it common sometimes for a dog to just have lots of sebaceous cysts? Right now she probably has 4-5 of them. Do you think I should have all of them examined? Of course my biggest concern is one of them isn't a sebaceous cyst and it's something else, but they all feel remarkably similar to the previous sebaceous cyst that I had checked out. She gets bathed regularly and doesn't seem to have dry skin or anything, which I think can contribute to the development of these cysts.
Carmella - 11/24/93-05/30/08. Rest in peace, sweet girl. We miss you tremendously.
Welcome to the world, Flora! 11/24/08