Oral tumors (growths) are very common in dogs and cats. These pet oral growths can be benign or malignant (cancerous). In many cases pet oral tumors are treatable with good long-term results. Correct treatment depends on obtaining a biopsy sample to identify the particular tumor type, determining if the tumor has spread to the lungs or lymph nodes, and obtaining detailed dental imaging to show how far the tumor has spread locally.
After this information is gathered, a detailed treatment plan can be formulated. As part of training for board certification, veterinary dentists receive extensive education in treating oral tumors. We have performed many oral surgical procedures for the treatment of oral tumors.