The treatment that is diagnosed will be dependent upon the type of oral tumor discovered. Surgery is often performed to remove the mass from the dog's body. In advanced stages of cancer, surgery is often combined with radiation and chemotherapy to increase the chances of survival for the animal.
Following surgery it may be possible that a liquid diet or a tube will be used to administer nutrition, as the dog may not be able to effectively chew or swallow their food. It is important to monitor the animal long term to ensure that the cancer has not spread into other areas of the dog's body.
The best prevention option is to remove or treat any oral irritation, sore or issue immediately.
Something that becomes worse or life threatening as it spreads
Small structures that filter out the lymph and store lymphocytes
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.