Question by  D1me (9)

What is the treatment for a tumor on dogs?

Do they operate?


Answer by  crash0708 (83)

There are several treatments for tumors on dogs. One of the most common is to surgically remove it if it is in an operable location.


Answer by  tunsad (413)

A friends dog had a tumor on her leg. The vet biopsied the tumor and it was cancerous. They operated to remove the tumor. She then had follow-up treatment to insure that the cancer didn't spread. I've also known people who treated tumors on their dogs with radiation. Sometimes this works.


Answer by  jlwilson6 (1098)

If the tumor on the dog is operable, they will go in and surgically remove it. If it is a deadly malignant tumor, the veterinarian may suggest that the dog be put to sleep.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

Depending on where the tumor is, a vet can operate to remove a tumor. Usually after surgery the dog will have radiation. The vet will take into consideration the dog's age, health etc. There is much hope given if the dog has radiation because most tumors will shrink in response to treatment.


Answer by  mrsshelast (899)

Depending on the size, location, and number of tumors, the vet may decide to operate or to let the tumor be and observe it for a few weeks. If the tumor is cancerous the vet may operate to remove th tumor. Following the operartion, if it was cancerous, your dog may need to undergo chemotherapy.


Answer by  gbella (216)

There are several factors. It all depends on the size of the tumor, the type of the tumor and where it is on the dog. If it is cancer, your dog should be seen by a specialist.

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