QUESTION: Is it normal for pugs to have tumors and bumps? My dog have many places that are questionable tumors and were afraid she’ll have to be put down- but before we make that conclusion-I would like to know if it is common in pugs to have tumors.
ANSWER: What kind of tumours specifically? Mast Cell Tumours MCT? Research has suggested that Pugs have a higher risk than many other breeds of developing MCT although many suffer it in its benign rather than malignant form and if caught early enough make a good reovery.What’s your vets’ prognosis for your baby?You might also want to ask the Pug breed parent club if they can refer you to any relevent literature on Pug health particularly their vulnerability to cancers: http://www.pugs.org/