Benign Dog Tumors

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I found a tumor on my dog. Does he have cancer?

Benign Dog Tumors

Benign tumors often don't need to be removed from your dog, unless they grow too large or interfere with another organ or area on the dog's body.

Check your pet illness insurance plan to see if the insurance company covers removal of benign tumors. Some may not, since they could be considered non-life threatening. Some pet illness insurance policies cover all forms of tumors, while others may only cover a certain type.

Fatty tumors are another common tumor in dogs that do not need to be removed unless the tumor grows too large. Fatty tumors usually come with age and fat deposits in the dog. Your doctor can tell if it is a fatty tumor by taking a sample from the tumor with a needle (called aspirating) and examining it.



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