Bump on side of dog's neck
About two weeks ago we noticed a 1/4" bump on the side of our dog's neck right near but not under her collar. It does not seem to have grown any and is only slightly rough. It does not seem to cause her any discomfort (except when trying to take the picture).
Should we watch it for growth? Take her to the vet right away? Can you tell me anything based on the picture?
Here is some background on Kira:
Kira is our 75 pound four year old Golden Retriever / Standard Poodle mix (dad is pure Golden Retriever and mom is a Goldendoodle so I figure 75% retriever 25% poodle??). She has seizures which are very well controlled with 75mg of phenobarbital twice daily.
We feed her Blue Buffalo Healthy Weight dry food 1-1/2 cups twice a day with the occasional dog treats of course.
She has had issues with itchy dry skin in the past so per our vet's recommendation she is bathed once to twice weekly with Head & Shoulders shampoo which controls the itch.
Kira is very active running, playing frisbee, fetch & just roughhousing with her dog friends.
Thank you in advance for your help.
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