Dental surgery for cats and dogs is a routine procedure at Neumeister Animal Hospital. It ranges from preventive care to tooth extractions. You can read up on our routine dental procedures by clicking on the following link: http://neumeisteranimalhospital.com/dental-disease/
In this particular case a dog was scheduled for a routine cleaning. After the dog was anesthetized it was possible to view more of the dog’s gingiva/gums and a tumor was found. Oral tumors are relatively common in cats and dogs. Benign and malignant tumors of the oral cavity account for 3-12% of all tumors in cats and 6% of all tumors in dogs [https://www.acvs.org]. All oral growths should be investigated, therefore a biopsy was done and the tissue was submitted to a pathologist.