Vaginal tumors refer to tumors of vagina. They are among the second most common reproductive tumor of dogs. These tumors are mostly benign, usually with finger-like extensions. For example, leiomyoma, a type of smooth muscle tumor; fibroleiomyoma, a fibrous tissue and smooth muscle tissue tumor; and fibroma, a fibrous tissue tumor).
This tumor may not cause any discomfort to the dog (hence never diagnosed) or it can cause complications that are not directly related to the tumor like menstrual bleeding, painful urination and difficulty birthing.
Symptoms regarding vaginal tumors are:
Outside the vagina
Slow-growing around the anus
Discharge from the vagina
Frequent urination (polyuria)
Licking the vulva
Difficulty giving birth
Inside the vagina (intraluminal)
Mass protruding from the vulva (often at estrus/heat)
Straining to urinate
Difficulty urinating (painful)
Straining to defecate