Open wide: Seize your opportunity to spot oral tumors

May 4, 2016
Heidi Lobprise, DVM, DAVDC

Heidi Lobprise, DVM, DAVDC, is a veterinary dental expert with Main Street Veterinary Hospital and Dental Clinic in Flower Mound, Texas.

A thorough veterinary dental examination is your chance to catch these distressing eruptions early.

While you're looking for signs of dental disease in your veterinary patients, you can detect oral tumors early too. We asked veterinary dentist Dr. Heidi Lobprise to give us a rundown of the most common oral tumors in dogs and cats. In dogs, that's malignant melanosarcoma, fibrosarcoma and squamous cell carcinoma. In cats, it's all about squamous cell carcinoma. Hear more in the video below. (Extra points for knowing what an epulis, a benign tumor, is now known as.)