The look and feel of most lumps won't tell you the full story.
The owners of this dog were told a couple of years ago at their previous vet that the lump was not nasty and therefore didn't need to be removed. Unfortunately over the following years the lump changed and a follow up check revealed a sinister outcome. Simple needle tests concluded the lump was now a nasty cancer but given the size and location some advanced techniques would be required to remove it.
Using a special skin flap technique, and a lot of skin staples (108 to be exact) we were able to remove the lump and close the wound.
We are happy to say, two weeks following surgery, everything had healed well and hopefully a good long term outlook. Remember, regular health checks can help detect lump changes and prevent potentially extensive surgery.