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  • Today I took my 12-year-old Boston terrier to Banfield Pet Hospital for her comprehensive exam. The vet noticed a small cyst below the eye and said it needed to be removed. Otherwise it could become a tumor & cause her pain. As of right now my dog sees just fine and isn't in any pain.<br/><br/> Do you recommend a 12-year-old dog having this small cyst surgically removed even though she's in no pain?

    I recommend that you talk to your veterinarian about your concerns. In many cases removing a cyst when it is small can help to prevent any pain or complications that may arise in the future. The best treatment can depend on the size of the cyst, where it is located and the health status of your pet.

    Your veterinarian knows your pet’s medical history and can recommend the treatment that will be best for her.

    Need more information or advice?

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


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