Complimentary Lump Checks
Are you worried about a strange bump, lump or wart on your pet? Are you worried it might be something serious?
Here at Sugarland Animal Hospital in Bundaberg we can check the lumps and bumps on your pet checked free of charge.
Our veterinarians can assess the lumps and decide if further testing is required. As part of this complimentary service, we will also discuss the costs of any further pathology testing that may be required, as well as treatment and/or removal options.
Unfortunately, it’s a reality that both cats and dogs can get cancers. Mammary tumours, skin tumours, testicular tumours and even very severe and significant skin cancers can affect our pets. There are various risk factors, such as age, breed and sex of the pet which can impact the likelihood of this occurring. These cancers can sometimes present as lumps and bumps – which is why it is important to get them checked out by a veterinarian.
If your pet is over the age of 5, they are at a higher risk of developing cancers and other illnesses. It’s a great idea to book them in to see us for a quick examination as soon as possible at our Bundaberg-based vet clinic. We can identify any problems or serious risks and start treatment as soon as possible, if required.
The earlier an illness is detected the more likely the prognosis is going to be better, particularly for a cancerous condition, which is why early detection of new growths on your pet’s body is extremely important.
We offer our Lump Checks for Pets service complimentary in Bundaberg because it’s so important to play an active role in identifying lumps and bumps in your pet. Even if you haven’t noticed a lump or bump, it’s important to have a professional check to ensure your pet can live a long and healthy life.
If you want to check your pet for lumps and bumps at home, it’s time to ‘palpate’ your pet!
Here are the 5 easy steps:
- For a longer coated pet, brush out any matts or knots in the coat (so you don’t mistake them for growths!).
- Starting at the nose and working back to the tail run both of your hands over the surface of your pet’s skin. Apply just a little pressure to feel anything that might be just under the skin.
- If you feel any lumps or bumps on just one side of your pet, mark it with a marker.
- Continue all the way to the tip of the tail. Feel underneath the body especially along the mammary glands. If a male pet is un-neutered, also feel the testicles.
- If you find a lump or bump, schedule an appointment so we can check it out. If you feel ANYTHING, it warrants an assessment.