Question by  peppepe (13)

Why is a lump on a dog hot to the touch?

Is there an infection?


Answer by  heather88 (1897)

You would have to take the dog to the vet so the vet can figure out what is wrong with the dog. I wouldn't let it go to long because the dog could be really sick.


Answer by  countrygal (164)

There most certainly could be an infection. The dog should be taken to your vet who will examine the dog and/or lance it and give you antibotics.


Answer by  JessM (256)

Sometimes lumps, such as abscesses, can have infection inside and around the lump we can't see from the outside. The lump can feel hot or painful to the dog when touched. I would not rule out an infection.


Answer by  Vllad45 (1886)

This sounds like there is some sort of infection. You should take your dog to the vet so that they can get a round of medicine that can take care of the problem.


Answer by  cattybratty (181)

Any lump that is hot to the touch indicates an infection. It could be a scratch that went untreated and became infected. The dog could have been bitten by an insect or a spider. Red ants can sometimes cause a limp like that to form, but usually it is from a spider bite.

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