Lastnight I was petting my dog and tickeling his neck area and felt a little lump. its under his right side of his chin right under the jaw bone it feels like. I dont know what its attached too but i can put my fingers around it and move it. its kinda shaped like a football and it moves around pretty good. its hard and definintely not attached to the outside of his skin. could he have an infection. I'm pretty good at checking my dogs and making sure nothing new has popped up. He isn't even 2 yet and has been super healthy. I tried to check his teeth but its hard to do that to a dog that is still in puppy mode. He still plays and eats well. Should i be concerned? THe other side is perfectly fine. I'm wondering if its an infection on the lymph node. I looked up whre lymph nodes are on dogs in the neck and it looks like thats where it is. god i hope its not lymphoma. I can't go through anymore problems with dogs. we just had our other boxer pass from a born disease with his joints, we only had him 4 months than got this one right after because we were mourning pretty bad. They are like our children. Ugh. My husband said we will watch it and if it grows anymore we will take him to the vet but i'm so impatient, i'd rather spend the money and know, but i havent had the best of luck with vets. Just don't know what to do. Spend 2-300 dollars or wait a bit and see if it grows. when i get home from work i am going to check him again, he doesnt seemed bothered by it. him and the other 2 year old male boxer we have they run out in our yard every morning and bounce off eachother. they are very hard playing, so maybe it could just be something protecting an area that got hit? i know how soft boxers necks are. he has NO bumps/lumps anywhere else. I just find it so hard to believe it to be something bad. if i wouldnt have noticed it lastnight i wouldnt think anything is wrong. he eats like a teenage boy and pees normal, poops, normal and has acted the same since we got him. Has anyone had this happen to them? I just need a little bit of peace of mind. I can't stop thinking about it.