East Valley Emergency Pet Clinic Offers Pet Tumor Removals
As they age, pets can develop growths on or under the skin that can be unsightly and worrisome. In some cases, these tumors are benign. However, in other cases, they can become troublesome and pose a threat to your pet's health. At East Valley Emergency Pet Clinic in Diamond Bar, we provide tumor removals for pets.
Lumps and Bumps
When pet owners discover an unusual lump or bump on their pet, it can be a cause for alarm. However, many of these growths are fatty or benign and can be easily removed without any ill effects on the animal. Other tumors are more serious and can spread to other parts of the body. It is always a good idea to have any lump or bump checked out by a veterinarian to ensure it is not a malignant tumor that could endanger your pet’s life. Both cats and dogs can develop tumors, either on the skin or deep within the internal organs.
Diagnosing Tumors in Pets
Our veterinarians will perform some tests on the growth to determine its composition and severity. Fatty tumors of the skin can be easily removed. However, they may recur and require additional treatment. Taking a sample of cells from the tumor through a biopsy or other means allows the vet to examine the cells under a microscope to determine if the tumor is malignant. Malignant tumors can spread to other organs in the body and become life-threatening. They often require additional treatment to shrink or eliminate the tumors.
Surgery When Tumors Become A Problem
Malignant tumors should be removed as soon as possible to prevent their spread. Benign tumors may not always have to be removed unless they cause problems. Tumors can grow large enough to cause pain to the animal or infringe on the organs, causing issues with normal function. We will advise you on the best course of action for your pet.
Contact East Valley Emergency Pet Clinic For Tumor Removals
Dr. Shepherd and Dr. Chu use their extensive training in emergency veterinary medicine to help our patients stay in good health. We offer a broad range of emergency services for pets, including treatment of car accident injuries, soft tissue repair, heatstroke treatment, foreign object removal, and treatment for seizures. If you live in or around Diamond Bar, call our team at East Valley Emergency Pet Clinic today at (909) 861-5737 to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.