There can be many reasons why your pet dog has cysts, or small lumps or bumps on their skin. Most of the time, these cysts are fat, tumors or infections that come from allergies or injury. They may also be a form of hernia, wherein a tissue or organ suddenly projects onto an abnormal part in the body. Nonetheless, it is still important to know what type of cyst or lump you dog has so that you will be able to know if it may need medical interventions. Most cysts look and feel the same, even the benign or malignant ones.
While these cysts are often non-cancerous, it is still important to know what they are. A dog owner will have peace of mind knowing the type of cyst their dog has, along with why they have it. Below are some different types of dog cysts that your dog might have: