Venereal tumors are tumors that occur naturally. Venereal tumors only exist in dogs, both males and females. It can transmit through direct contact with the tumor and noticeable by the appearance of nodes or masses on the skin, esp. around the sexual organ, lips, etc.
Venereal tumor is a result of direct contact with the affected animal’s tumor cells, especially the stray dogs, which are more prone to the venereal tumors.
Venereal tumor is a type of tumors that can be transmitted from one dog to another through direct contact with the look like cauliflower tumors. It will be in the form of nodes or masses with sizes varying from 5 mm. to 10 cm., rather tight in texture and pink in the surface, looking like a raw flesh and is easily bleeding.
- Licking of vaginal area
- A mass protruding from the vulva
- A mass protruding from the penis
- Uterine bleeding
- Prepuce bleeding
The symptoms of venereal tumors in dogs are licking of vaginal area, a mass protruding from the vulva, a mass protruding from the penis, uterine bleeding, and prepuce bleeding.
Treatment and Prevention
The influential treatment for venereal tumors is surgery. Others may include chemotherapy and radiotherapy. In some cases, treatment is not necessary as tumors may disappear naturally. If such tumors are benign, the affected pets will be more prone to be completely recovered.
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