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squamous cell carcinoma in dogs mouth - older brown lab and elderly couple

Oral Neoplasia (cancer) accounts for 6% of all tumors in the dog. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common oral tumor seen in cats and the second most common oral tumor seen in dogs.

oral malignant melanoma in dogs - brown lab with tounge out

Oral cancer accounts for 6 percent of all tumors in dogs. Approximately 45 percent of oral tumors in the dog are malignant. Oral masses should always have an evaluation due to the high rate of malignancy.

dog tooth abscess - dogs and cat with owner

It can mean many different things when we say a dog or a cat has a tooth abscess. Oxford defines an abscess as “a swollen area in a body tissue containing pus.” While an abscess always results from a bacterial infection, not all infections result in an abscess.

benign oral tumors in dogs - man and woman with their pet dog

The diagnosis of an oral mass in a pet can be a frightening thing for a pet owner. However, the majority of oral tumors in dogs tend to be benign, meaning they are often less aggressive and do not spread to other regions of the body like a malignancy.

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