Nose tumors in dogs are not very common; they account for 1% of all tumors in dogs.
Nose tumors are more common in older dogs over 10 years of age.
Medium and large dog breeds with long noses seem to be more predisposed to develop nose tumors.
The exact reason why long nose dogs develop tumors, more often than short nose dogs is uncertain.
Some researchers believe that the reason may be, that there is more area within the nasal cavity being exposed to inhaled carcinogens.
If your dog is showing symptoms of nose tumors he should be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible.
A tumor is a mass of tissue, which occurs when cells multiply and grow abnormally.
The new abnormal growth of tissue grows faster than the normal tissue and forms a mass.
Tumors can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Unfortunately, 2/3 of nose tumors in dogs are malignant.
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