Black skin cancer malignant melanoma in dogs petbiocell

Black skin cancer (malignant melanoma) in dogsSkin cancer in dogs is often a malignant tumor. There are many different types of tumors on the skin and subcutaneous tie known. Here it should be about the description of the black skin cancer, the malignant melanoma of the dog. If your dog has been diagnosed with skin cancer, PetBioCell will inform you about the different treatment options available to you.

PetBioCell offers with the dendritic cell therapy an innovative treatment option to radiation and chemotherapy. Just as with humans, it is important that your dog's skin cancer is treated as quickly as possible. The earlier the skin cancer (malignant melanoma) of your dog is treated, the better the prognosis and life expectancy. We are happy to advise you personally, contact us! Further information about skin cancer in dogs can be found further down on this page.

– Detect black skin cancer – development of skin cancer in dogs – diagnosis – course – treatment

PetBioCell's dendritic cell therapy aims to address the cause of skin cancer, not the symptoms. Especially the quality of life of your dog and you is in the center of this treatment.

In conjunction with your primary care veterinarian, PetBioCell offers dendritic cell therapy to provide this treatment for your dog. As a loving dog owner pet. Comb your dog surely also regularly. This allows you to detect conspicuous areas of skin. Ask yourself the question: "What does skin cancer in dogs look like??"

Since different skin layers (epidermis, dermis and subcutis) can be affected by black skin cancer in dogs, the appearance of this malignant tumor is also different.

Black skin cancer malignant melanoma in dogs petbiocell

The risk that the cancer on the skin is dismissed as an injury from everyday life is very high. Because often the cancer appears in the form of an injury. It is noticeable that the injury does not seem to heal and starts to bleed again and again. Due to the itching, it is also possible that the dog scratches the injury again and again, which can lead to an additional infection. In some cases, the disease is also noticeable by spots on the skin and loss of fur.

In addition, the cancer on the skin can also appear in the form of a lump or several lumps, these can vary in size. If you notice a change in your dog, then it is important that you act quickly and consult a veterinarian. Because only through early diagnosis, can your dog's prognosis be positively affected by a cancer on the skin.

– Free consultation – Treatment in familiar environment – Increase of quality of life – No anesthesia – Immediate start of treatment – No toxic substances – Strengthening of the immune system

Development of skin cancer in dogs

Because the dog's skin is a barrier to the body and is exposed to many environmental factors that can cause cancer (e.g. pathogens, chemicals, UV radiation), it has one of the highest tumor rates of all organs.

Meanwhile, cancer on the skin is one of the most common causes of death in dogs. Every second dog over the age of 10 develops a skin cancer. The development of cancer on the skin is influenced by different external factors.

For example, the formation of cancer cells on the skin is promoted by UV radiation from sunlight as well as exhaust fumes. Other environmental toxins can also be responsible for causing cancer on the skin in dogs. In addition to all the environmental factors that usually can not be avoided, a trigger can be directly in your home, this is the cigarette smoke. For this can also lead to cancer in dogs.


It is important to show the suspicious area on your dog to a veterinarian as soon as possible. Here then are the following possibilities for diagnosis:

Cytology: A cytology is a small tie sample which a specialist examines to determine whether the change is skin cancer or not. Biopsy: A biopsy is larger tie sample than cytology and thus offers a higher degree of certainty in the diagnosis. Since more cells are available, the specialist can make a more reliable statement as to whether it is skin cancer or not. Examination of the lymph nodes: If the suspected tumor is confirmed, the lymph nodes in the region should also be examined. A tie sample from the lymph node shows whether cells of the skin cancer have already migrated there. This is a sign of a metastatic process, i.e. the skin cancer starts to spread. X-ray of the lungWith an X-ray of the lungs can be examined whether there are already metastases from the skin cancer in the lungs. Skin cancer often first spreads to the lungs.

The experts at PetBioCell will be happy to advise you on the planning and interpretation of the diagnosis.


Black skin cancer in dogs usually grows not infiltrative. This means that the tumor settles in a certain place, but there it does not spread very much into the surrounding tie and causes damage there. Black skin cancer does not normally grow into the bone.

If the black skin cancer is completely removed, it often does not come back. It is problematic if the skin cancer appears, for example, on the legs or toes of your dog and cannot be removed completely (without amputating the toes or leg). Then there is a risk that the tumor will reappear.

Skin cancer in dogs starts at a small size on, to form metastases. Since the cells of the black skin cancer cannot supply themselves well with nutrients, the cancer starts to migrate very quickly. This means that the tumor does not grow very large at the site where it first became visible, but still quickly affects internal organs such as the lungs. Black skin cancer spreads very quickly to the dog's lungs because they are well supplied with blood and thus provide him with a lot of nutrients.

The following courses should therefore be distinguished:

1. Small skin cancer that can be completely removed without abnormalities in the lymph node. Here the probability of recurrence of. A metastasis rather low. No follow-up treatment is necessary. 2. Larger skin cancer with abnormalities in the lymph node. Here the probability is high that a process to form a metastasis has already begun high. Follow-up treatment is advised. 3. Skin cancer that could not be completely removed. Especially in the mouth or in the area of the toes it can happen that without an amputation the skin cancer cannot be removed completely. There is a high probability that the skin cancer will recur. Follow-up treatment is advised.

You are unsure which of these progressions apply to your patient? You are welcome to contact the experts of PetBioCell!


With a larger skin cancer in a dog at risk for metastasis, the following treatment options may be considered:

Surgical removal of the affected lymph node. This can at least reduce further spreading. ChemotherapyChemotherapy can be used to control the process of metastasis. Dendritic cell therapyThrough dendritic cell therapy it may be possible to destroy metastatic cells from skin cancer.

In case of a Skin cancer that could not be completely removed and in which there is a higher risk of recurrence, the following treatment options may be considered:

Amputation: By amputation of the paw or. of the jaw can be achieved that the tumor can be removed completely. chemotherapy: Chemotherapy may be used to prevent the skin cancer from recurring. Chemotherapy can be performed by an oncologist. Radiation therapy: Local irradiation of the corresponding tie can lead to the destruction of cancer cells remaining on site. Radiation therapy can be performed in specialized radiation centers. Dendritic cell therapyDendritic cell therapy can help trigger an immune response against cancer cells. This can prevent recurrence. Dendritic cell therapy can be performed by your family veterinarian.

The experts at PetBioCell will be happy to explain the different treatment options in your specific case. Call 05522-9182582 or send a message to [email protected]

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