• I have a veterinarian friend who looked at a picture of my dog's eye and identified she has a small meibomian gland tumor (less than 2mm in size) right on the rim of her lower eyelid. My first question is 1.) are Banfield veterinarians skilled in removing these types of growths so close to the eye? (I've read people sometimes seek veterinary ocular specialists instead) and 2.) it already causes the outside corner of her eye to be irritated (redness) so should I just have it removed in June when she's scheduled to go under anesthesia for her teeth cleaning and before it grows any bigger? Thank you for your help in this matter!

    Hi Caitlin,
    I recommend that you take her into see a local veterinarian. They can give you the best answer on if they feel comfortable removing it since that will vary depending on the size of the mass, exactly where it is located on the eyelid, and the individual doctor. If they don’t feel comfortable removing it, they should be able to refer you to a local veterinarian who can remove it. They can also give you the best advice on when it should be removed. If it is causing eye irritation it may be better to have it done prior to June.

Need more information or advice?

Contact your nearest Banfield Pet Hospital to schedule an appointment today.


Mass Removal

Ask a Vet Archive

When it comes to your pet's health, there's no such thing as a dumb question. Search questions real clients have submitted to our popular Ask a Vet Q&A series, and then submit a question of your own.