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Old 08-19-2008, 06:23 PM
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Bump on head

My golden has a bump sort of boney on the top of his head toward the back. Is this normal?
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:32 PM
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It is called a thinking knot. Means he is smart or that is what we always said.
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:47 PM
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Middle of the head and at the back, knowledge bump is what we always called it. A big one means they're smart, or at least that's the myth..I think it goes with the black roof of the mouth myth.
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That it the thinking bump. Beau is the first golden we have ever had from a small puppy and his thinking bump became really big when he was little and I thought something was wrong with him and took him to the vet. My vet laughed and said that is his thinking spot nothing to worry about. I was really embarrassed.
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Way back when I read that in the old days farmers (and/or breeders) would always keep the dog from the litter with the largest Bump of Knowledge because they knew that would be the smartest one of the bunch. Even then it was related as an Old Wives' Tale - but one that might have some truth to it.
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I was told the Basset Hound group refers to it as the dome for the food seeking radar.
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my dog has a bump on her skull

One of my goldens also has a bump on its skull which fits the description of the original post. I am a bit worried since it became bigger during the week. She is 3 months old and is growing fast, so perhaps the bump is a normal part of the development. Could someone tell me if I need to schedule an appointment with the vet for it? the bump is hard and well centered at the end of her head. she doesn't seem to be bothered by it. see attached picture.
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One of my goldens also has a bump on its skull which fits the description of the original post. I am a bit worried since it became bigger during the week. She is 3 months old and is growing fast, so perhaps the bump is a normal part of the development. Could someone tell me if I need to schedule an appointment with the vet for it? the bump is hard and well centered at the end of her head. she doesn't seem to be bothered by it. see attached picture.
I would definitely take her to the vet as soon as possible. A smart bump isn't nearly that large.
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I would definitely take her to the vet as soon as possible. A smart bump isn't nearly that large.

I agree, that's definitely way larger than the commonly seen head bumps this thread is about. Definitely have the vet take a look.
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Hi all,

thanks for the advice, I took her to the vet this morning and she's fine. The bump was coagulated blood. I should have suspected it was not a normal thing since it grew fast, from one day to another. The vet tried to remove it with a syringe but since it is already coagulated, he couldn't. Now I have to wait for it to shrink. He gave me a gel to put on the bump to help it heal. The vet's diagnosis was that she hit her head very strong. I believe it was on my living room chairs, because the dogs use them as a tunnel when chasing each other. I have moved all to another room when I got home from the vet.

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