Cost of Treatment: $1,000 – $3,500
What Is A Hair Follicle Tumor In Dogs?
Hair follicle tumors are tumors that grow in the hair follicles in a dog’s skin. There are several types of hair follicle tumors and most of them are benign tumors. These tumors develop as a result of the disordered growth of the cells in the hair follicles.
Breeds genetically predisposed to hair follicle tumors:
- Basset Hound
- Bedlington Terrier
- Bichon Frise
- Cocker Spaniel
- English Springer Spaniel
- German Shepherd
- Golden Retriever
- Irish Setter
- Kerry Blue
- Miniature Schnauzer
- Norweigan Elkhound
- Standard Poodle
Symptoms Of Hair Follicle Tumors In Dogs
The primary sign of a hair follicle tumor is the palpable mass on the surface of a dog’s skin. Tumors may ulcerate and bleed, and are at a risk of becoming infected.
Treatment Of Hair Follicle Tumors In Dogs
Treatment is surgical removal of the tumor itself, and this is a simple procedure for singular, benign hair follicle tumors. Your veterinarian will need to perform a biopsy to determine the type of tumor, and whether or not it is malignant.