Fast Growing Dog Eye Tumor

by Patti M

Dog Eye Tumor

Dog Eye Tumor

This tumor has doubled in size in just a few weeks. It also has a bloody discharge but from nowhere obvious. We clean with a warm wet cloth em several times a day, but don't know what else to do. Our vets are overrun with patient requests and appointments are impossible to come by without going to the emergency vet.

Editor Suggestion Regarding a Rapidly Growing Dog Eye Tumor

Hi Patti,

I'm sorry to hear about your dog's health issue. Here are a few suggestions based on your description. Note I'm not a veterinarian.

On this one it may warrant urgent veterinary care. Growth and bloody discharge from the tumor, particularly one located near an eye is a serious concern that requires immediate veterinary attention. Consider contacting an emergency vet or a different clinic if your regular vet is unavailable.

As you are doing, continue gently clean the area with a warm, damp cloth. Avoid rubbing the tumor harshly.

Try to prevent your dog from scratching or rubbing its eye, as this could exacerbate the problem.

Make sure your dog is as comfortable as possible. If your dog seems in pain, avoid delaying veterinary attention.

Any tumor or lump that is rapidly growing and causing discharge needs immediate veterinary attention, as it could be a sign of a serious condition. While it's difficult to definitively diagnose or suggest treatment without a physical examination and possibly further diagnostic tests, it's important to prioritize getting your dog to a vet as soon as possible. If the regular vet's office is unavailable, you may want to consider a pet hospital or emergency clinic.

Please keep us up to date on your dog's condition.

If you want to speak with a veterinarian immediately you could pay for an online consultation with a veterinarian 24 hours/day through the Just Answer service.

Editor and Publisher
Dog Health Guide

Please note: This information is intended to complement, not replace, the advice of your dog's veterinarian. Always consult a vet for professional medical advice about your pet's health.

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