Skin Cancer in Dogs – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment ! Your Veterinary Guide


Being a dog owner it’s dreadful to hear that your beloved dog is suffering from cancer. Skin cancer is the most commonly found cancer type in dogs worldwide. The cause can be very clear and very strange. But what causes cancer in dogs, what could be the common symptoms and how could you deal with it? If you are concerned for your pet and want a satisfying treatment option for increasing the quality of life of your dog, go through the article for detailed Ayurvedic treatment understanding.


Cancer is a disease of a certain part of the body that occurs for no reason and spreads throughout the body, making it hard to cure. It starts from one part of the body from a single lump, tumor, or bump and spreads to the whole body if not treated. Not all tumors are cancerous, but malignant tumors on the skin of dogs cause skin cancer. There are various types of skin cancers in dogs classified based on the layers of skin affected by the cancerous cells

Skin cancer in dogs

  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Malignant melanoma
  • Mast cell tumors
  • Fibrosarcoma

These tumors occur in different areas and sites under the skin accordingly. They vary in shape, size, and occurrence of lumps.

Ayurvedic Aspect

In Ayurveda, the most deadly Vata disorder that is hard to cure is classified as “Arbuda” (tumor). Arbuda can occur in any part, organ, or site of the body. Not all arbuda are cancerous, while the cancerous ones are hard to get off. Unknowing factors altogether imbalance the doshas in the body which ultimately leads to cancer. Also, these types of diseases are said to occur due to “Purvaj karmas” and a common man cannot find the cause and treatment for such diseases. Ayurveda can support the immune system and body of the patient to deal with a disease like cancer in dogs.


Cancer causes are insignificant worldwide. While genetics is said to play a major role in developing cancer.

  • Skin cancer in dogs can also occur due to-
  • Sun exposure
  • Environmental factors
  • Chemicals exposure
  • Internal body hormonal abnormalities


The symptoms may vary depending on the type of cancer and the skin layers involved including surrounding tissues and organs.

Common Symptoms may include

  • Lumps or bumps felt under the skin
  • Pain
  • Sores
  • Lumps in mouth, or feet pads


Diagnosis is easy as skin cancer is seen with the naked eye and felt by touching the lumps under the skin. Confirmation of cancerous and non-cancerous lumps is made after repeated lab tests–

  • Blood tests
  • Biopsy


Treatment for cancer is the same in dogs as for humans that include limited treatment options

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgery

Herbal remedies for the management of Cancer in dogs by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a leading Ayurvedic pharma company in India, which prepares its medicines and treats patients under their guidance under the supervision of an experienced Ayurvedic doctor’s team. The herbal medicines and products prepared are unexceptionally pure which is the main source for the complete recovery of the patient’s ailments. As the medicines are manufactured without adding any chemicals, resins, or colors that are harmful to the human body. The medicines are prepared in a manner that they can be used for various purposes in various animals too.

The Herbal Medicines of Planet Ayurveda for the Management of Skin Cancer are

Skin cancer in dogs

Skin cancer in dogs

1. Gandhak Rasayan

Gandhak Rasayan is the most commonly used product in herbal medicines of Ayurveda that plays an important role in managing skin-related problems. Gandhak is a holistic herb with antibacterial, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal properties. It has a wide spectrum of health benefits that varies from skin ailments to body ailments like- infections, bleeding disorders, immunity-related problems, etc. But here we are discussing its health benefits in dog cancer. Consumption of Gandhak as directed gives the best results by eliminating toxins and allowing to improve skin texture.

Dosage- Give 2 tablets of Gandhak Rasayan twice a day.

2. Manjishtha Capsules

These wonderful ayurvedic capsules are prepared from the standard extracts of the ayurvedic herb Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia). Manjishtha is a well-known Ayurvedic blood purifier. It detoxifies the body and removes stagnant blood from the body. Manjishtha helps to tone up the blood vessels and allows clean blood circulation in the body that will ultimately improve the skin texture. The toxins are eliminated and thus will help to reduce the painful symptoms of cancer in your dog.

Dosage- Give 1 to 2 capsules to your dog twice daily.

3. Kamdudha Ras

This is an ayurvedic herbal-mineral combined formulation containing the extracts of Giloy satva (Tinospora cordifolia), Abhrak Bhasma (Mica calx), Swarna gairik (Gold red ochre), Moti pishti (Natural calcium compound), Shudh swarna (Purified gold), Praval pishti (natural calcium compound), etc. each ingredient added in this Ras preparation has its health benefit that together makes up this wonderful medicine, that is capable for balancing disorders like- cancer in dogs, and other pitta disorders as well including- rakta-pitta, diabetes, leucorrhea, piles, hyperacidity, etc due to its antacid, antiemetic, analgesic, antispasmodic, antioxidant, and coagulant properties.

Dosage- Give your dog 1 or 2 tablets twice daily.

4. Mahashankh Vati

This ayurvedic tablet formation manufacturing consists of various ingredients such as Nimbu (Citrus limon), Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Pippali (Piper longum), Hingu (Ferula asafetida), Vatsanabh (Aconitum ferox), Shankh Bhasma (Conch shell ash), etc. These all ingredients make the mahashankh vati have the properties to reduce acidity, enhance energy, reduce pain and bleeding, bloating, and improve body organs functioning. These properties will help the dog to deal with the symptoms of skin cancer.

Dosage- Give 2 tablets to the dog twice daily.

5. Dermo Plan Syrup

This syrup preparation contains herbs that are useful in purifying blood, which ultimately improves the skin quality and supports healthy skin internally. The herbs used are- Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Khadir (Areca catechu), Shahtara (Fumaria officinalis), Neem (Azadirachta indica), etc. Usage of the syrup will delay the physical poor symptoms of skin cancer.

Dosage- Give 1-2 teaspoons of the syrup twice daily, as directed by the doctor.

6. Tea Tree- Aloe vera premium handmade bathing bar

We all use different chemical-added soaps or body wash for our dogs, but that can irritate their skin and chemicals could harm the skin and body by penetrating through the skin. These soaps can trigger the symptoms of your dog. Planet Ayurveda provides this natural handmade soap for a better experience that will retain natural moisturizers and maintain skin health naturally by improving skin quality.

Usage indications– Apply the soap gently on wet skin, whenever the dog takes a bath.

7. Jatyadi Tailam mixed with Nirgundi oil

The application of herbal oils on the skin can boost the recovery speed and direct application could help to pacify the symptoms. The progress of symptoms can be slowed with the application of these wonderful herbal oils- jatyadi tailam and Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), which have the essence of many herbs.

Indications to apply- Mix both oils and apply on the affected skin areas of your dog once or twice daily.

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Thus we can conclude that Ayurveda can do wonders in every aspect, from treating humans to treating animals. You just need to visit our site and contact us for any information regarding the disease or your queries.

Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. He is Author of the Book "Ayurveda – God’s Manual For Healing". He is an Ayurveda Expert Serving People worldwide through all the Possible Mediums, Operating from Main Branch in Mohali, India. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit

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