Canine melanoma is characterised by dark lesions or moles. By no means are all malignant. But if you care for your dog using a protocol of natural dogs health, you can prevent the malignant melanomas from happening.
Melanomas can be benign or malignant and can occur anywhere on the body; typically the skin, eyes, toes and mouth. However they do have a pattern. Skin melanomas are normally benign. Those that occur on the eyes, toes and mouth are often malignant.
Some breeds are more prone to melanoma than others, possibly from their inbreeding, and these include smaller dogs and also males. Because white haired dogs are more prone, veterinarians often advocate that they are kept out of the sun.
Symptoms may not be noticed initially, especially when they are covered by a lot of hair. But they do become itchy, so you will notice your dog frequently scratching away at a mole. The mole can change in size, colour and shape.
Mouth lesions may promote drooling, coughing and sneezing. Swallowing can be painful, so there may be a reluctance to eat.
Veterinary diagnosis is normally with a biopsy, blood tests and an X-ray. Their treatment includes surgery to remove the lesion, chemotherapy and radiation.
However, any health problem has much more to do with a depressed or poorly working immune system, than it ever does about, the effects of the sun, as in this case, or pathogens, in other cases. If you can keep this in good working order, you can prevent your dog from getting malignant melanomas.
Promoting a healthy immune system comes down to a variety of actions on your part, but the two most important areas are the food and the health care you use.
Almost all commercial dog food is unhealthy and is the cause of most dog illnesses. By feeding a quality, natural diet you can prevent disease because this will boost the immune system.
All veterinary drugs are toxic by nature and lower the effectiveness of the immune system. By using a natural health care system, such as homeopathy, you are increasing the effectiveness of the immune system, so that health problems pass by your dog.
Avoiding the sun, or using sunscreen, is not the answer. The sun is the life force of all living beings. However, your dog should always have access to shade and shelter. Natural dogs health covers the every part of your dog’s life, from exercise, to diet, from harmony to health care.