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Cancerous and Non-Cancerous Growths in a Dog's Mouth

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Treatment 

 

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.

 

Living and Management

 

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.

 

Prevention

 

The best prevention option is to remove or treat any oral irritation, sore or issue immediately.

 

 

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