Question by  owais (15)

What causes canine elbow lumps?

My dog has elbow lumps .


Answer by  Charlotte32 (214)

Dogs get thick, calloused skin on their elbows from resting on hard surfaces. Try offering your dog a bed or a thick rug to protect their joints.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

That could be alot of different things. The only way to really know what it is for sure you need to take the dog to the vet. The dog may have an infection that will require medication to get rid of it. Or it could be from something the dog laid in it was allergic to.


Answer by  bob44 (141)

This is not a serious condition. Elbow lumps are likely to be a side effect of slight weight loss or the tendons in the leg sticking out further than before.


Answer by  melissaslater (68)

There are many different things that could be causing the lumps on your dogs elbows. The most common and likely reason for them is fluid accumulation. Another cause, yet less common, is cancer.


Answer by  dogfancier (201)

Elbow lumps are usually callous from the dog laying on a hard surface such as concrete or stone. Generally, they are nothing to worry about, but can sometimes become swollen and chapped and may bleed if they become too sore. Arthritis can also cause elbow lumps. Seek a vet's advice and give your dog something cushy to lay on.


Answer by  LittleJohn (242)

These elbow lumps are usually filled with water. The solution is to get the dog to sleep and lay on a soft bed or carpet.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

It depends what the lumps look like and how big they are. They could just be callouses from laying on the floor. If that's the case you should make sure that wherever your dog lays a lot is padded. If the lumps are big they could be growths that need to be checked by a vet.

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