An abnormal tissue growth including both benign and malignant types. Oral tumours are very common in the oral cavity, accounting for 3-12% of all tumours in cats and 6% in dogs. Malignant melanoma and squarmous cell carcinoma are the most common on dogs and squarmous cell carcinoma in cats. Benign oral tumours commonly found include peripheral odontogenic fibroma, ossyfing epulis and acanthomatous ameloblastoma.
All oral masses should be biopsied and histopathology performed to determine the type od mass and the appropriate treatment.