Question by  arch901 (10)

Is it dangerous to remove a cyst on a dog's ear?

My vet tells me it is a simple operation but I am still worried.


Answer by  Bob8478 (1040)

Cysts are very common on the bodies of dogs. As dogs age they will often grow cysts and various other small and some larger growths. What is recommended is that the dog is taken to and examined by a qualified veterinarian. The verterinarian will then determine if the cyst is cancerous or benign.


Answer by  finney (26)

Albeit any type of surgery contains risk, removal of one on a dog's ear is not worrisome, but a good idea since cysts can grow quite large. If the cyst becomes large, it will create other problems, may start to ooze, smell and cause distress to the dog.


Answer by  bmacavid (85)

Not all cysts should be removed, only those putting dogs at risk, close to blood vessels or uncomfortable for them. For the rest of the cysts, it's an aesthetic procedure.


Answer by  Diddum (348)

If performed by a specialist (the vet) the operation is very simple and it is not dangerous, because it involves only superficial tissues. The only risk is in a post-operation infection, but the vet will take care of that.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

It isn't to bad to have them removed but it's better to get it done before it spreads all they are going to do is numb it and they will remove it and if they need to they will stitch it up they will put the dog on anibiotics and you cna take the dog home.

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