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Treating Dog and Cat Tumors

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Treating Dog and Cat Tumors in Vancouver and Richmond

When dogs and cats develop tumors, these growths are not necessarily cancerous. Dogs and cats can have skin tumors that are considered benign, which means they are noncancerous. In other cases, though, tests might reveal that tumors are malignant or cancerous. At Animal Dermatology Specialists of Vancouver, our veterinary team offers treatment for dog and cat tumors in Vancouver and Richmond.

Types of Cat and Dog Tumors

Dogs and cats can have different kinds of skin tumors that require treatment. Some of these types of cat and dog tumors include mast cell tumors, malignant histocytosis, systemic histocytosis, epitheliotropic lymphoma and cutaneous histocytosis. These are malignant tumors that need to be treated, so they will not spread and affect other areas. Our veterinarians run diagnostic tests to determine the type of tumor your pet has when you come in for an appointment. Based on the results of these tests, our veterinarians will then discuss treatment options with you.

Treatment for Pet Tumors in Richmond and Vancouver

Treatment for pet tumors in Richmond and Vancouver depend on the type of tumors pets have and how severe they are, as well as other factors. Some types of skin tumors, such as benign basal cell tumors, can usually be surgically removed without the need for further treatment. In some cases, benign tumors, such as cysts and lipomas, might not need to be removed right away. Instead, these tumors are sometimes closely observed and removed if they grow larger or cause discomfort or other problems. In more severe cases, however, tumors might need to be treated with a combination of surgical removal and chemotherapy or radiation. This is typically the way malignant tumors are treated. Surgery removes the tumor, while radiation or chemotherapy help destroys cancerous cells and prevent them from spreading to other areas.

Contact Our Veterinarian in Vancouver and Richmond for Pet Tumor Removal

If you have a dog or cat with tumors, contact our veterinarian in Vancouver and Richmond to make an appointment. We will determine the right type of treatment for tumors and help your pet achieve improved health.

Vancouver:

1316 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 4A3 Canada
(604) 558-3376

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Richmond:

140 - 8040 Garden City Rd.
Richmond, BC V6Y 2N9 Canada
(604) 270-6163

Vancouver Office Hours

Monday:

8:30 am-5:00 PM

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:00 PM

Wednesday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:00 PM

Friday:

8:30 am-5:00 PM

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Richmond Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

By Appointment Only

Sunday:

Closed

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  • "I have been so grateful for Dr. Charach’s dermatology expertise in treating my shar pei’s seasonal allergies, skin infections and food allergies. He takes the time to go over the history every visit to ensure that we are not confusing the symptoms with other possible diagnosis. He is also very up to date on all the current immunotherapy and pharmaceutical options. I always leave his office with a plan and feel that my dog has been well cared for. Over the past 5 years I have seen significant improvement in my dog’s quality of life and thanks to Dr. Charach. I recommend Dr. Charach to any animal with skin issues."
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