Oh no, I discovered a lump on my dog. Part II



This is the sequel to Dr Rayya’s recent post “Oh no, I discovered a lump on my pet Part 1″.

WARNING: Some of the photos are a bit gory.

Originally posted on Dr Rayya's Online Veterinary Journal:

Last time, I discussed three very common lumps I come across in my canine patients. There are a myriad of lumps and bumps that can affect your pets and I simply can’t cover all of them. I do, however, want to shed some light on a few other prevalent lumps and just equip you with an appropriate strategy to tackle any lump your pet may develop.

I must warn you, there will be lots of graphic pictures included in this post!

Epidermal Cysts:

These are generally secondary to a malformation of the hair follicle or as I like to refer to it as a blogged up hair follicle or pore. They lead to hard oval shaped lumps under the skin. They are usually not painful. However, if they grow too rapidly, they can burst and develop secondary infection and irritate your pet. A fine needle aspirate usually yields…

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The Singing Pug that couldn’t Run


Loca the Pug suffers from a mild brain disorder which affects her co-ordination.

Surgery is possible, but it comes with high risk and the owners of this gorgeous little dog have been told by the vet that she can live a long and healthy life without it, so they have chosen to leave her as she is.
The vet said Loca doesn’t even realize there is anything wrong with her – she thinks she is just like every other dog!

Loca the Pug

Have you ever seen such a happier little dog?

In spite of her ‘disability’, she enjoys life to the full – a lesson for us all, I think.

Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in pictures


The Photo Challenge this week “My 2012 in Pictures” is an awesome way to put my whole year, month by month, into twelve photos.

It’s been quite a year, much has happened, but I will try to keep it to twelve pictures using the tiled gallery option.

Come and look back on 2012 with me and click on any photo for a full screen view.

Weekly Photo Challenge:Family


This post is inspired by a prompt from this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge : Family

On an early morning walk the other day, I spotted these kangaroos at the end of my street.
It was very early, about 6am, so they were still grazing.
By 7am (the usual time I would have been there), they would have finished and gone back into the bush so I would have missed them.

Now you see why I always carry my camera everywhere – you never know what might pop up!

A family of kangaroos enjoying the early morning sun. They are so curious!


A close-up reveals she is carrying a Joey (baby kangaroo). See his legs sticking out of the pouch?

They say the early bird catches the worm, and I certainly did that morning!

How To Lick a Bowl


Something light and frivolous today –  an “awwww” moment!

These delightful photographs would have been lost had the puppy been chased away but

thankfully, the photographer thought outside the square.


Enjoy these special moments of “naughtiness”!

Mmm, smells good, need more licks of this stuff!

Gotta get me some more!

Gotta gets all of me in here

Ahhh heaven .... naughty but NICE!

Guess it must be bath-time now!

So the next time you see your pet doing something “naughty”,

grab a camera instead of scolding – you may just be lucky enough to get that one-in-a-million shot!

I wish I could claim credit for these photographs, but I cannot, they were sent to me by a friend, and are too good not to share.

Are you a keen photographer?

Do you take your camera with you everywhere you go, ready for

one of those”once in a lifetime” shots?  

I do . . . .  and I’m still waiting!