I was feeling Archie's leg Yesterday, because he's got mats in his fur. I found a strange feeling one, and I found that it's actually his skin. It's near the base of his tail, on the back of his leg, and it feels like a mat. It's skin, though. It's firm, and not soft like the fatty tumors I find on my dogs. It's not attached to muscle or anything... I don't know how long it's been there. I never really feel back there... Archie is 10 years old, by the way.
Archie is my foster dog, he's not my own. That doesn't really make a difference, because I'll pay for whatever he needs. But I know that if I ask the vet, they'll probably say "Well, watch it, and see if it gets any bigger." That's what they always say with my dogs.
Now, I don't want to adopt Archie out, just to have someone receive a dog with a malignant tumor or anything. Do you think a biopsy is a good thing to have done? Does anybody know the general cost of a biopsy?
And just for good measure--