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How to fight mast cell tumors in dogs?
There are many ways to fight mast cell tumors in dogs. Some methods are natural while others involve surgery and traditional medicine. Here are 4 ways to fight mast cell tumors in dogs. Treatment for mast cell tumors in dogs is determined by how advanced the disease is.
Can a 4 month old dog have a mast cell tumor?
MCT is the most common malignant skin tumor in the dog. Occasionally MCTs involve the internal organs, but this is relatively rare. Most dogs are middle-aged when MCT is diagnosed, but MCTs have been reported in dogs as young as 4 months of age. Some breeds are more susceptible to mast cell tumors.
What kind of cancer does a mast cell tumor do?
Mast cell tumors most commonly form nodules or masses in the skin, they can also affect other areas of the body, including the spleen, liver, intestine, and bone marrow. Mast cell tumors (MCT) are the most common skin. Most dogs with MCT (60-70%) only develop one tumor. What causes this cancer?
Should I Have my Dog鈥檚 tumor removed?
Removal of superficial tumors can help bring down cancer cell loads, buying time. I鈥檝e also seen MCTs respond well to topical combined with internal treatment 鈥?without surgery. This choice is up to you and your holistic veterinarian. The goal of surgery is to create clear margins, removing the tumor along with some healthy tissue.