We love our clients. Newtown Square Veterinary Hospital has the most caring, committed, compassionate group of animal owners I’ve ever had the privilege to know. Our clients are willing and able to provide amazing care for Fluffy and Fido, and want to make the best possible decisions for their furry friends. Often, this includes researching medical questions and concerns and talking with friends, breeders and neighbors about their pets. Some sources of pet information are much more reliable than others. There are a few things veterinary staff members hear on a regular basis that make us concerned about the quality of information being transmitted to our fantastic clients.
One of the most frequent presenting complaints we see on our appointment schedule is “Check lump”. Our feline and canine fuzzy friends commonly develop lumps, bumps, warts, scabs and growths of all shapes and sizes. Some of these are simple to diagnose and clearly benign (like an embedded tick) while a small percent of skin growths can be cancerous tumors. It’s essential to have any new lump checked out promptly, to ensure it’s not malignant.