articles explains that calcinosis cutis is a condition in dogs that causes hard nodules to develop on the back or groin. Calcinosis cutis is caused by excessive treatments with corticosteroids or glandular tumors... More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health

Cancer, certain viral or bacterial infections and autoimmune diseases may cause a lump on the back of the neck, notes Healthline. A neck lump may also occur due to an injury or torticollis. These factors result in the en... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Individuals eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, back pay get the funds in a lump sum without further action, unless they also have gotten approved for Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, in whic... More » Business & Finance Insurance Health Insurance
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The chemical that ticks secrete to help them fasten to the skin of their hosts irritates the host's skin and may cause a lump to form, even after the tick has been removed. Lumps can also be caused when residual tick bod... More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health

The reason for a lump on the left side flank of a dog behind the ribcage is usually due to a tumor or lipoma. Lipoma is a common fatty deposit that is found underneath the skin. More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health

Ibuprofen is considered unsafe for dogs or cats and should never be used without direction from a veterinarian, according to the Veterinary Information Network. Never give human medication to pets without consulting a ve... More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health