Hemangioma in Dogs

Skin lesions may turn out to be a harmless hemangioma, or a deadly hemangiosarcoma. A trip to the vet and a biopsy are needed to determine the best course of further action.

The cause of hemangiomas is idiopathic (unknown). These growths usually don’t appear until at least middle age. Thin-skinned, light-colored breeds often experience hemangiomas. You’ll most likely find a hemangioma on the dog’s trunk or legs, especially hairless areas like the lower abdomen.

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