Mass Removals

The discovery of a mass on your pet’s body can be an upsetting event. Some masses are superficial and are limited to the surface of the skin, but others can grow deep into organ tissues. The good news is surgery from a vet near you can be performed to remove the mass and may be combined with other treatments to prevent further growth of tumors. At Dessau Veterinary Clinic in Austin, TX, we can provide tumor removal for pets with benign or malignant growths.

Mass Removal

Causes of Tumor Growth in Pets

The causes of tumor growth in animals can be complex. Genetic factors, environmental factors and aging can all contribute to abnormal cell division in pets. If you find an unusual lump on your pet, it may be a good idea to monitor it for changes and bring it to a veterinarian’s attention when you go in for your pet’s appointment at our veterinary hospital.

Diagnosing Tumor Growth Issues

A veterinarian on our team will do a physical exam and ask questions about when the mass was first noticed and whether the lump appears to be causing pain for your pet. Blood tests, urine tests and x-rays may be done to determine the nature and extent of the tumor growth. A biopsy may also be taken from the mass. This test can provide a great deal of information on what kind of tumor it is, whether the tumor is likely to return, whether it has spread to the bloodstream or other areas, and what treatments might be best to prevent further tumor growth.

Mass Removal Procedure

Your pet will likely be put under general anesthesia during the mass removal procedure. The tumor and a small amount of surrounding tissue may then be removed. After the procedure, your pet will stay at the pet hospital for a period of time to ensure the anesthetic is wearing off normally. When your pet is released from our pet hospital, we will provide instructions on wound care at home.

Get Pet Surgery from a Vet Near You at Our Veterinary Hospital

Our team at Dessau Veterinary Clinic provides pet care for our patients in Austin, TX, and surrounding areas. We offer a vet near you with many veterinary services for pet health, including wellness care, parasite prevention, dental care, pet surgery, senior animal care and vaccinations. Contact our team at (512) 339-3177 for an appointment to learn about mass removal techniques and how they can help restore your pet to health. Visit us for pet surgery from our pet hospital.


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