Painter Pack Mom here. I am asking everyone to pray and send good vibes to our big moose dog, Jack. He's our lab mix. Jack was our first dog and is only 6 1/2. But this morning, my son found a large knot on his side. It's just about where his front, left shoulder would be. The knot is about the size of a golf ball and seems semi-firm. It is very obvious now when he walks. I swear, it came up over night.
I called the vet and we have an appointment Saturday morning. His assistant said that the knot would be evaluated and that it might not be anything. But you all know what I am thinking.
For a long while, my son and I have said that Jack was acting like an old man. He hasn't been his normal fiesty self for months and months. But we just thought it was age...or maybe arthritis. I was actually going to ask the vet about the possibility of arthritis on his next vet visit.
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