Eyelid Tumors

Our four-legged family members have a toolbox filled with methods to get our attention, and the patented, plaintive stare, the universal “puppy dog eyes” is perhaps the most famous.  Indeed, here at Northwood Veterinary Hospital in Northwood, New Hampshire we are well aware of the ‘ole “puppy dog eyes” move, and we find it as adorable as you do.  That being said, however, when your friend is suffering from eye lid tumors and in need of an animal hospital, we are standing by to help with any treatment or surgery options.


Tumors of the Eye and Animal Surgery

A dog’s meibomian glands secret an oily substance designed to create and stabilize tear film that coats over the cornea.  Eyelid tumors are an overgrowth in this gland.  Small and slow growing, these tumors can extend inward towards the eyelid or protrude outward, and some of these can become either ulcerated or cause an inflammation of the eye known as keratocunctivitis.  These become irritated, inflamed, and can cause significant pain in your pet.

As mentioned, the majority of meibomian gland tumors progress extremely slowly, your Northwood veterinarian can detect them easily owing to their location on the animal’s eye during the course of a routine examination.

Tumor Removal Surgery

Knowing how worried any pet owner might be upon hearing that their furry loved one has a tumor in need of removal.  For that reason, we will provide you with the information that you need to make an informed decision on whether surgery is the right course of action for your animal.  If either you or the doctor notice a suspicious growth, the first step is to take an imaging scan to gauge the size, shape, and location of the tumor while plotting the best way to remove it from your pet.

Should surgery become necessary, on the day of the operation we will bring your pet into our onsite surgical theater where he will be placed under anesthesia before we remove the tumor quickly and efficiently.  Following the procedure, we will move your pet to the recovery area and keep you abreast of their condition.

Veterinarian, Animal Hospital, and Caring Professionals

Our animals are our family, and here at Northwood Veterinary Hospital we understand that relationship.  From well care to surgery, our caring staff, faculty, and doctors are standing by to ensure that your family member receives the best possible care possible in New Hampshire.  We invite you to come in and visit our clinic and talk to our team anytime to discuss all aspects of your pet’s well-being and health.

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If you have an Emergency with your pet during our open hours, please call 603-942-8368 and be prepared to bring your pet in immediately. If you need to have emergency medical attention when we are closed, please call CAVES in Concord at 603- 227-1199 or Port City in Portsmouth at 603-433-0056. Both hospitals will keep us up to date on your pet’s care so we can coordinate treatment, if needed.

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