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Dr.D, Cat Veterinarian
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Experience:  Small Animal Veterinarian for 27 years. Licensed in Canada and in the USA.
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My dashunds has to swollen painful Lumps on her belly

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My dashunds has to swollen painful Lumps on her belly possible her milk glad how should I treat them ? I am very concerned
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr.D replied 1 month ago.

Hello there ,

Thank you for the question ,

I am DrD , I will try to answer to your question ,

Mammary tumors are most commonly diagnosed in dogs ages 9 - 11 years. I do not want to scare you but If your dog is unspayed, was known to have had puppies, or was spayed in adulthood, she fits into the high-risk group for mammary cancer development . The good news, if there is some, is that approximately 50% of the tumors formed by female dogs are benign. Since you cannot tell by looking at a tumor which it is, the tumor must be removed or a part of the tumor must be sampled for biopsy. The laboratory can determine whether the tumor is benign or malignant based on the cells and their architecture within the tissue.

I recommend to take your dog for hands on exam ASAP.

I hope this helps. Good luck . DrD

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you for your help
Expert:  Dr.D replied 1 month ago.
Thank you. Let me know if you have other questions.
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Expert:  Dr.D replied 1 month ago.
Hi Christy,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr.D