Richview Animal Hospital Offers Pet Tumor Removal
Both dogs and cats can develop abnormal growths on their skin or inside their bodies that cause discomfort and may interfere with normal bodily function. An experienced veterinarian can diagnose these growths to determine how problematic they are and can remove these growths, when needed. At Richview Animal Hospital in Etobicoke, ON, we perform tumor removal for pets.
Common Types of Tumors in Dogs
Some breeds of canines seem to be particularly susceptible to tumor development. Canines with short snouts, such as Pugs, Boxers, and French Bulldogs sometimes develop mast cell tumors. Lipomas and papillomas of the skin can occur that may require removal. More aggressive tumors such as lymphoma or osteosarcoma can occur, which may need more extensive treatment. A biopsy, a procedure in which a small piece of tissue from the tumor is excised to be examined under a microscope, allows vets to determine what type of tumor is involved. Ultrasound and other tests may be needed to determine the extent of a tumor. Skin wounds that don’t heal or unexplained weight loss in your dog could be signs of serious illness and should always be evaluated by a veterinarian.
Common Types of Tumors in Cats
Most tumors turn out to be benign, and can be easily removed. However, mast cell tumors, squamous cell carcinoma, brain cancer, and breast cancer in cats can be a serious problem. Symptoms such as frequent vomiting or diarrhea, problems with mobility, or a distended abdomen should be investigated by your veterinarian.
Our Vet in Etobicoke Can Perform Pet Surgery & Tumor Removal
Benign tumors can be removed, and the incision area generally heals without complication. Malignant tumors often grow quickly and can invade other tissues. For these tumors, removal of the primary tumor may be the first step toward helping the animal. If a growth is cancerous and has metastasized, additional treatment, such as radiotherapy or chemotherapy may be recommended.
Choose Richview Animal Hospital for Pet Tumor Removal
Dr. Sterbinsky and the team at Richview Animal Hospital make individualized care our first priority for patients in Etobicoke, ON, and the surrounding communities. We offer a wide range of veterinary services, including wellness exams, vaccinations, dental care, microchipping, diagnostics, surgery, and pet licensing. Call Richview Animal Hospital today at 416-245-8805 for an appointment to have your pet examined, and to learn how we can help with a tumor removal procedure.