In dogs, the elbow can be a common site where swellings can occur. These lumps can either be benign tumors, malignant tumors, or hygromas.
A swelling on your pet’s elbow should never be a cause for panic. Even tumors that are malignant may be treatable, or the swelling may not be a tumor at all. It is a good idea to make an appointment with your veterinarian as soon as possible so that the cause of the swelling can be established. If it’s a hygroma, here are important facts you should know about the condition:
A hygroma is a swelling at the tip of the elbow, just on top of the olecranon. It’s filled with fluid but is generally non-painful. Hygromas can sometimes occur in other parts of the body, but its most commonly found at the elbow.
A hygroma is quite common among large or giant breeds of dogs. But it can also happen in smaller canine breeds. It is also more common in short-haired dogs than long-haired ones. Visit this homepage for more information.