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Dog Tumors

…danger. Fatty tumors pop up on older animals. They feel like a squishy lump and very movable. They should not concern dog parents unless they become so large that they become debilitating for the dog.Superficial Tumors The numbers of benign tumors far exceed the number of malignant tumors. Dogs get bumps and everywhere over time. While panic is not good for any situation, careful observation is necessary when you discover a bump or lump on your…

Cutaneous Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs

…research studies are currently being run by the scientific community exploring the causes of mast cell tumors, the effect this form of cancer has upon dogs, and the most effective treatment methods. Most skin growths or lumps that you may find on your dog are benign and will not require any intervention at all. Following is a list of the most common forms of benign skin growths in dogs:Cysts - Very common, and can develop anywhere on a dog’s…

Dog Liposarcoma

…lipomas. Liposarcomas are locally invasive. They can spread to bone, spleen, lungs and liver.Signs and Symptoms Most liposarcomas surface as lumps in the skin on the sides of a dog or along their neck and groin. Older dogs can develop these tumors in joints which can be very painful. If they are in the soft fatty tissue they are a bit soft and will give way if they are squeezed. On rare occasions, they can occur in the body cavity. There will be…

Dog Lumps

…a lump somewhere on their dog. They can be discovered while you are grooming your buddy or if he just stops by for a good petting. These lumps are quite common in dogs. A benign tumor will stay in only one area and will grow slowly. If a malignant (cancerous) tumor rises it will differ in that it will grow quickly and can spread throughout your dog’s body to its bones and even organs. A tumor is defined as an excessive growth of tissue. Lumps, on…

Cat Tumors

…danger. Fatty tumors pop up on older animals. They feel like a squishy lump and very movable. They should not concern cat parents unless they become so large that they become debilitating for the cat.Superficial Tumors The numbers of benign tumors far exceed the number of malignant tumors. Cats get bumps and everywhere over time. While panic is not good for any situation, careful observation is necessary when you discover a bump or lump on your…

Cat Liposarcoma

…Liposarcomas are locally invasive. They can spread to bone, spleen, lungs and liver.Signs and Symptoms Most liposarcomas surface as lumps in the skin on the sides of a cat or along the neck and groin. Senior cats can develop these tumors in their joints which is very painful for them. If they are in the soft fatty tissue, then they are a bit soft and will give if they are squeezed. On rare occasions, they can occur in the body cavity. There will…

Cat Soft Tissue Sarcomas

…of the cat’s body that is affected has a different type of tumor. Those in fatty tissue are , in the fibrous tissue they are fibrosarcoma and so on throughout the body.Diagnosis Diagnosis presents some problems due to the similarity to other tumors. A good history will help determine the type of tumor present. Fine needle aspirations are done to determine if the lump is a cyst, abscess or mast cell tumor. It is not the definitive method of…

Dog Soft Tissue Sarcomas

…affected has a different type of tumor. Those in fatty tissue are , in the fibrous tissue they are fibrosarcoma and so on throughout the body. Soft tissue tumors are more prevalent in large dogs.Diagnosis Diagnosis presents some problems due to the similarity to other tumors. A good history will help determine the type of tumor present. Fine needle aspirations are done to determine if the lump is a cyst, abscess or . It is not the definitive…

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