Melanoma, a form of skin cancer, has a rising incidence rate in pets just as it does in their human pet owners. Increased exposure to the sun's UV rays has worsened the mutation rate for skin cells, which results in more cases of melanoma.
Melanoma is less common than other forms of skin cancer. Unfortunately, it is also a more dangerous form of cancer. Melanoma lesions on the skin of your pet can quickly spread to the lymph nodes and other parts of the body (metastasize) if not treated immediately. Even given immediate treatment, cases of melanoma can be deadly.
A melanoma distinguishes itself from a mole or other skin cancer in being asymmetrical, large and growing, and in showing inconsistency in coloration. Eventually symptoms can include nausea, pain, and fatigue.
Home Remedies: Essiac Tea, black salve, and bloodroot salve are frequently mentioned natural remedies for skin cancers, including melanoma.