Tumor Removal Surgery
Mast Cell Tumor After Surgery
Fatty Tumor (Lipoma) After Surgery
If you own a dog or cat, there may come a day and time when you notice lumps and bumps start to appear on your pet. Many of these abnormal growths are harmless, but some may grow into tumors that are harmful to your pet. Without treatment, the abnormal cells within these growths can spread to other parts of the body, including the bones and organs.
Here at Glendale Animal Hospital in Arizona, we believe early detection will give your pet the best chance to live a long and healthy life. Our veterinarians will run lab tests and can accurately diagnose whether tumors may be cancerous or benign. The type of tumor will determine the course of action that must be taken, allowing our staff to put together a treatment plan that may include surgery, chemotherapy, or other treatment.
Specifically, our staff routinely performs pet surgery with affordable pricing options, including tumor removal surgery for dogs or cats.
Dog Surgery for the Removal of Tumors
Our surgical veterinarians perform all tumor removals with state-of-the-art equipment. If your dog does have a tumor, the first step is to perform a biopsy, which is routinely tested along with a blood sample to determine if the tumor is cancerous or if the mass is cancer-free but more advanced. Other procedures may be necessary before surgery, such as X-rays.
While the success of surgical procedures will depend on the type of tumor, the age and health of your pet, many procedures are very successful. We perform surgeries for everything from mast cell tumors to fatty tumors (lipomas). Less common are tumors affecting the eyes, otherwise known as intraocular tumors. These can be seen in both canine and feline patients, and our veterinarians can help to determine when to recommend surgery.
Cat Surgery for the Removal of Tumors
Much like their canine counterparts, the most commonly seen tumors in cats tend to be those affecting the skin or the tissues just under the skin. For our veterinarians, distinguishing a tumor from an inflammatory disease is more difficult in cats for certain reasons. Tumors overall can appear in many forms, including lumps or bumps, hairless areas, discolored patches, or non-healing sores.
In cats, different tissues of the eye and surrounding structures can develop tumors or can be an area of spreading tumor cells. Eyelid and conjunctival tumors are the most frequently diagnosed eye tumors in cats. Overall, tumors of the eye are less frequent in cats but are more likely to be cancerous.
Pet Surgery in Glendale
If you have questions about tumor removal surgery, contact Glendale Animal Hospital, your Glendale, AZ veterinarian, at (623) 934-7243.