We understand how heartbreaking a cancer diagnosis can be, which is why Brisbane Pet Surgery is proud to offer a wide range of diagnosis and treatment options in one location – you don’t need the added stress of traveling between clinics.
Skin masses are a common cancer type that can often affect our furry friends. Thankfully, they often develop as benign tumours that, when caught early, can be treated successfully.
These tumours are often seen in older dogs. They begin as a large mass within the liver or spleen, before rapidly spreading.
Osteosarcomas are the most common bone tumour in pets – they are aggressive and spread rapidly. We will work closely with you to determine the best form of treatment.
This cancer affects the anal glands of your pet. Though not overly common, it will generally have spread before it is found, and surgery must be prompt.
These tumours are single or multiple masses in the mammary glands of cats and dogs - most commonly in animals who weren't spayed.
This cancer only appears on the non-pigmented areas of the ears and nose of white cats. Though highly invasive, it's slow to spread.
Q. Do all cancers spread?
Cancers can either be benign, meaning they are inactive, or malignant, meaning they will continue to spread. We thoroughly examine and test each tumour to determine the best treatment plan. Removal is often the best option, as this can curb any pain your pet is experiencing and reduce further risks.
Q. What happens if a limb needs to be removed?
If your pet has osteosarcoma, then we often recommend amputation. This decreases the likelihood of further spreading and will quickly control the pain. Most pets adapt remarkably well to amputation and are often already able to walk out of the hospital without any assistance, only days after surgery.
Q. Will we discuss ongoing treatment plans?
We work closely with you during all stages of the treatment process to ensure you have as long as possible with your pet. Ongoing treatment plans, such as chemotherapy, will be discussed and tailored to you and your pet.