Max is one very lucky Labrador. His owners have been keeping an extra close eye on their 11 year old given he’s already undergone several surgeries to remove lumps from his body…

One of those was a ‘mast cell tumour’ – the type with the potential to spread rapidly to other parts of the body. So, when Max’s owners spotted two weird growths in his mouth which hadn’t been there just a few weeks ago, they sought help fast.

So why remove part of the lower jaw? Surgical specialist Dr Sarah Goldsmid from Sydney's Animal Referral Hospital explains at the start of this video. 

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