At East Valley Emergency Pet Clinic, we understand how distressing it can be to discover that your pet has a tumor. The situation becomes even more worrisome when the tumor affects your dog's health, which is why we are committed to providing affordable pet surgery services in Diamond Bar, CA. If you own a pet and have noticed an unusual lump on any part of their body, bring them to us for examination and treatment. Our highly experienced veterinarians will determine the most suitable treatment or surgery for your pet. Contact us today for a consultation and more details on our pet surgery services.
What Causes Pet Tumors?
Tumors occur due to the uncontrolled multiplication of body cells instead of the natural cycle where old cells die. There are two main types of tumors in pets: benign and malignant. Benign tumors can grow large but are not cancerous and do not easily spread to other healthy tissues in the pet's body. On the other hand, malignant tumors are cancerous and can be fatal if immediate action is not taken. The most obvious sign that your pet has a tumor is an unusual lump on the skin. You may also notice weight loss, open wounds, discharge, mobility problems, and a decrease in your pet's activity stamina. It's important to visit a veterinarian as soon as you notice any unusual signs in your pet for examination and possible tumor removal.
Types of Tumors in Pets
We offer a range of tumor removal services, from mass cell tumors to melanoma. Here are some of the pet tumors that our veterinary team can help remove:
- Mast cell tumor
- Osteosarcoma (Bone Cancer)
- Thyroid Carcinoma
No matter what type of tumor your dog has been diagnosed with, we are here to assist you.
The Process: How We Do It
Once you bring your pet to us, we will take a few cell samples for analysis to determine the exact type of tumor your pet has. In some cases, we may also conduct scans of the liver and other internal parts depending on the tumor's location. After evaluating your pet's health, we will schedule them for the tumor removal process.
We use pet anesthesia to ensure your pet's comfort during the surgery. After the procedure, your pet will have stitches and may need to wear a bandage to protect the area. However, they should recover within 10 to 14 days. The recovery time depends on the tumor type, your dog's age, and the surgical technique used. We will provide you with recovery tips to help your pet regain their health as quickly as possible.
Visit East Valley Emergency Pet Clinic for Tumor Removal
As a full-service animal hospital serving the residents of Diamond Bar and the surrounding communities, East Valley Emergency Pet Clinic is well-equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and tools to successfully perform pet surgery. Contact us today at (909) 861-5737 to schedule a pet surgery or tumor removal appointment, or to learn more about our services.