How to treat lumps or bumps in the mouth in dogs
Frequent examinations of your dog’s mouth, for instance, while completing regular teeth brushing, will allow you to spot any new and suspicious lumps or bumps as quickly as possible and take your dog to the vet to have them looked at.
The vet will take a biopsy of the lump to check if it is cancerous and then, following the diagnosis, will decide a treatment plan, including whether the lump can be safely removed. Some cancerous tumours, following removal, will then be treated using either chemotherapy or radiation.
As many of the lumps or bumps that dogs can get in their mouths can be painful and make eating difficult, feeding a high quality, easy to eat and digest diet will help them gain maximum nutrition with of minimum of pain. Our recipes contain human-grade ingredients and can be made up with extra water to make life easier for a sore mouth.
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