So last night I noticed that there was a lump on my B&T Coonhound's right hind leg--I hadn't noticed it before and when I feel it, it is kind of hard?firm I should say. She sleeps on that side a lot and is a giant klutz always walking into things but I?m still nervous. DH said we should wait to see if it gets bigger or if it goes away before calling the vet because we just noticed it so it must be pretty new. She HATES the vet and is basically uncontrollable while there (she is a rescue and the vet thinks she has issues from her past with vets). I think the only way they will be able to deal with her is to sedate her. Is this something I should be nervous about (stupid question I guess). We had a basset hound as a kid who had lymphoma but his lumps were fatty feeling and were all up near his neck and chest?never on the muscle of his hind leg, but I?m still worried about that prospect?we?ve only had her for 7 months! Her blood work in August came back OK?no signs of infection or anything.