Q. My boxer has a tumor on his gums He is 8 1/2 yrs old
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. Tumor treatment depends greatly on your dog's overall health and the severity of the tumor as well as its exact location. It is best to have your vet take a look at the growth, and possibly take a sample to send to a lab to see if it is likely to spread or continue growing. Your vet may also recommend a full examination to make sure the tumor has not spread. If the growth is causing issues such as difficulty eating, your vet may also recommend surgical removal or changing to an easier to eat diet such as soft foods or supplements to make getting nutrition easier.