Oral tumors

A Primer on Oral Tumors in Dogs: Is the Lump in My Dog’s Mouth Benign or Cancerous?

A Primer on Oral Tumors in Dogs: Is the Lump in My Dog’s Mouth Benign or Cancerous?

Oral tumors are common in dogs and range from benign masses such as viral papillomas to aggressive malignant tumors.  Malignant oral tumors frequently recur and spread to other parts of the body, even with aggressive therapy. Types of oral tumors Benign papillomas are pink swellings on the gums or other parts of the mouth and have a “wart-like” appearance.  Most…

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