Tumor or mass removal for dogs can be very expensive. In fact, for many pet owners, it’s not even possible. That’s why we’ve made it our goal to provide tumor removal affordably.
We’ve helped our clients save hundreds to thousands of dollars on dog tumor and mass removal.
Affordable Tumor Removal Consultations – Irving, TX
Before we can give you an exact quote, we need to figure out what type of tumor your pet has. This decides whether or not surgery is necessary, as well as what the tumor means for the health of your pet.
We provide affordable tumor removal consultations at our Irving veterinary clinic at only $25. If you’ve been quoted a price by another clinic, we also offer “2nd opinion exams” at only $15. Our 2nd opinion exams allow you to easily see if we can provide a more affordable option that works with your budget.
From cancer growths to warts, mass removal for dogs and cats can be very expensive at many clinics across Dallas-Fort Worth. With our surgical setup and staff experience, we can provide affordable tumor and mass removal at much lower prices than other clinics in DFW.
Bumps, Lumps & Cancers
Not all tumors or masses need to be removed. For example, as pets get older, it’s perfectly normal for them to develop fatty tumors (lipomas). We see many pets with masses that are completely benign, and don’t need to be removed unless they’re physically uncomfortable (for example, a large tumor on the leg might limit the dog’s ability to walk).
However, unfortunately cancer is extremely common in dogs. In fact, cancer is the most common cause of death for older dogs. Tumors can be a sign that your pet has cancer, but dogs can also get lumps and bumps that don’t mean anything at all.
The most common types of tumors or masses that we see include:
- Mast Cell Tumors. Most common in short-faced dogs such as boxers, french bulldogs, or pugs. Mast cell tumors are usually itchy and red. They can cause discomfort but are not necessarily malignant.
- Lipomas. A benign and common type of tumor, lipomas are masses underneath the skin. They’re typically soft and harmless.
- Cysts. Cysts are different from tumors, in that they’re sacs filled with some material such as air or fluid. (Whereas tumors are just abnormal tissue masses). We also provide biopsies to determine if cysts are benign or malignant.
During your consultation, we try to give you an idea of what type of tumor your pet has, and what that means for your pet. We may also recommend a histopathology, where we send in a bit of tissue from the tumor in to a lab, to get more information about the tumor. Generally, we recommend doing this after the tumor removal surgery, in order to avoid excess expense and having the pet under anesthesia more than necessary (placement and other factors play into this as well).
How Much Does Mass Removal Cost in Dallas-Fort Worth?
The price of tumor and mass removal in dogs and cats depends on the location of the mass. It also depends on the type of mass, what we think it is, the condition of the pet, and your pet’s situation. Because of these factors, we can’t provide an estimate without seeing your pet.
We have seen many pets for tumor and mass removals; and can generally keep the surgery quite affordable.
How can I know exactly how much the surgery will cost for my pet?
We see a huge variety of cases when it comes to tumors & masses. For example, we have removed tumors almost 1/4 the size of some pets or the size of a leg on a pet! Others can be smaller, such as smaller paw growths that we have removed. Placement matters a lot too – for example, tumors coming from areas with more blood vessels, like the mammary glands, can take more time to remove than from the back.
The type of tumor is also important. Finally, the pet’s general health, condition, and well being need to be taken into consideration. All of these reasons are why we recommend coming in for a tumor removal consultation first.
We price tumor removal surgeries primarily off of the time the surgery will take. However, this varies due to the tumor’s size and where it is.
Our tumor removal consultations are no obligation! They’re meant to provide you with information, and also an affordable option for your pet’s mass removal. First we’ll discuss your pet’s mass, then provide an estimate.
We provide very affordable office visits for your no-obligation consult & estimate visit. We also provide payment plans through Scratchpay for more complex mass and tumor removals.
Scheduling the Surgery Consult
The first step when looking into tumor removal surgery is scheduling a surgery consult. This consultation with an experienced veterinarian allows you to:
- Meet the veterinarian & team who will be working with your pet;
- Learn more about what surgery is required and what that involves;
- Get comfortable with the veterinary clinic environment;
- Get an estimate for how much the surgery will cost, and
- Schedule the surgery.
Surgery consults might also allow the vet team to recommend alternatives to surgery, or provide other needed care if the mass or tumor is causing secondary health issues.
At Low Cost Pet Vet, we offer surgery consults on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for $25. This is an important step so we can meet you and your pet, talk about the surgery, and provide an estimate for surgery.
Questions to Ask during Your Consult
What is required before surgery?
Some veterinary clinics will require bloodwork, X-Rays, vaccinations, or other care prior to or during surgery. Make sure that you understand what the estimate includes, and if there are extra services that are mandatory that are not on the estimate. At Low Cost Pet Vet, we require pets be up to date on all vaccinations and have a recent heartworm test.
What payment options do you offer?
Although not all veterinary clinics offer payment plans, that could be an option for your pet’s surgery. We offer payment plans through Scratchpay but do not take services such as CareCredit.
What are the potential risks of surgery? What are the potential risks of not doing surgery?
In order to make an educated decision, you need to know all possible risks. Every surgery comes with potential complications, but some can be worse than others. We have to consider factors such as where your pet’s tumor or mass is located; how old your pet is; how long they’ll be under anesthesia; their medical history or other underlying conditions. All of these can make a surgery more or less risky, and we want to talk to you about those potential risks so you know you’re making the best decision for your pet.
Tumor Removal Services Available
- Fine Needle Aspiration
- Surgical Mass Removal
- Tumor Biopsy