Lumps and Bumps

Question: I have a male Chihuahua Terrier mix that is 8 years old. I have
noticed that he has 2 lumps protruding from either side of his "waist" in
front of his hips. He is urinating fine as well as drinking water. I worry
that there may be something cancerous.  What should I look for to to see if
he may have cancer without having to get xrays? Thank you

Answer: Some dogs will get irregularities on the body wall. Some are cancerous and some are benign. The best next step is to visit your veterinarian for a physical exam and express your concerns.

—Merrianne Burtch, DVM, DACVIM, Internal Medicine Specialist