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Bump/Lump on Puppy's head.

Hi All,

I'm new here and the proud owner of Sunny, a 4 month old GR. We adopted her from a no kill shelter here in Florida. Apparently she was born with a hernia and the breeder was going to put her down because they couldn't sell her.

In any case, she's been with us just over a month and is just a wonderful loving puppy, and smart too.

I was away for the night last weekend and when I got home I noticed what appeared to be a squishy (fluid filled) lump on the back of her head. I took her immediately to the vet where they diagnosed it as trauma (she hit her head on something), prescribed some anti-inflammatory meds and said to give it time.

Well 3 days later it had gotten much larger and less squishy so we brought her back in. They took a sample which was described as clear with some blood in it. Now we're waiting for test results.

Has anyone seen this before? The VET(s) seemed to be stumped. This doesn't appear to bother her at all. No change in appetite, always running around and still very playful. No temperature and is still gaining weight.

We're at a loss.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Dave







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Thanks for adopting Sunny, she is a pretty girl. This thread might help.

http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/...bump-head.html (question about bump on head)


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Been there - done that! One of our previous Goldens bumped her head and the exact same thing happened at almost the same age. Unfortunately her's did not dissolve on it's own and it then turned into a benign mass. We had to have it removed. As with your little girl, it did not bother her at all, but it was very apparent after a period of time (can't remember how long) that it was not going away as it had mutated into something else. The only thing that was a negative, is that she looked just like Bozo the clown for several weeks. They had shaved the top of her head, but left the hair on the ears as is. HA! Good luck!
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Thanks for adopting Sunny, she is a pretty girl. This thread might help.

http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/...bump-head.html (question about bump on head)


Thanks!!! Looks almost identical.
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Thanks everyone! The vet just called and all the tests were normal. She said we just have to wait it out and hopefully over time it'll go down.

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I know it has been awhile since this post but I am wondering if the lump ever went down. Our first Goldie who is now 8 months old has a lump that looks almost exactly the same. I always noticed a little bump in the same spot but overnight it got really big. I am worried but our vet won't be in for a few days.
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I know it has been awhile since this post but I am wondering if the lump ever went down. Our first Goldie who is now 8 months old has a lump that looks almost exactly the same. I always noticed a little bump in the same spot but overnight it got really big. I am worried but our vet won't be in for a few days.
Somebody on here dealt with this in the last two months or so. I believe it was a cyst, resulting from a bump on the head, I.e., trauma. Sometimes they resolve by themselves, and sometimes they need to be surgically helped along. I think you should take your dog to the vet for a check up.
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My pup is 14 weeks old today. We were very worried as she has exactly the same sort of bump on the back of her head. The vet has taken a sample of tissue and says we can get the result in ten days, but I think after reading your experiences it could be a bruise caused by trauma. We have two pups from the litter and the mum and they are all quite rough with eachother at times. If you have an update on your pup please let me know what happened. many thanks, Richard in London UK
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Thank you, bump on head.

Stpetebub - i just had to comment on this thread and let you know that we were calmed by the story you posted! Our 11 month old has the exact same thing. Started quickly, was squishy and then turned into something more hard. The pictures of our pup look almost identical to yours, got all the fluids and blood checked, nothing out of the ordinary. She's acting totally normal. Whether it does down or has to get removed we were just so releived to hear your story! Thanks for posting!

I'll be posting some pictures of Lily to help other golden retriever parents as well!
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