Skin Cancer in Dogs and Ayurvedic Treatment


As pet owners, we are always on the lookout for natural and holistic ways to keep our furry friends healthy and happy. One health issue that can be concerning for our canines is skin cancer. Just like humans, dogs can also develop different types of skin cancer, like mast cell carcinoma, melanoma etc. which can have serious complications in their normal well-being. From the last few years, there has been a growing interest in using Ayurvedic medicines and its principles, to prevent and relieve various health conditions. Skin cancer is also one of them. In this article writing, we will explore the unique Ayurvedic aspect of skin cancer in dogs and how it can be used as a holistic approach to support the health of our beloved companions and give relief to them from this health condition.

Skin Cancer in Dogs


Skin cancer in dogs is likely similar to the skin cancer of humans, it includes the abnormal growth of cells. The most common growth of cells in dogs skin is lipomas that are fat cells, sebaceous cysts are the second most common type of cell growth, these can become dangerous too. Mast cell carcinoma developed from the mast cells that play an active role in immune response. Squamous cells in epidermis give rise to squamous cell carcinoma and melanocytes give rise to melanoma. If you have discovered any type of growth in your pets skin it’s always best to ask and take proper caution with all medications.


Exact cause for this condition is unknown, but some of the above factors plays major role to develop this disease

  • Excessive sun exposure
  • Abnormalities on the level of hormones
  • Viral infections
  • Gene defect
  • Exposure of harmful substances


Skin cancer has various subdivisions, let’s discuss some of them

1. Malignant Melanoma

Just as in humans, this type of skin cancer can affect the dogs also, usually dogs develop those tumors that don’t metastasize known as melanocytomas often called Benign tumors. In this type of melanoma genetic factors play a major role. Its size is around 2.5 inches in diameter and may be of different colors like black, brown, gray.

2. Mast Cell Tumors

When mast cells of the immune system are involved then this type of cancer gets developed. Progesterone as well as estrogen, both can cause the growth of cancer cells. These cells grow very slowly and their structure is like rubber, commonly found near the trunk and sometimes on legs also.

3. Squamous Cell Carcinoma

When the dog becomes excessively exposed to sun this form of cancer gets developed. It can spread to neighboring lymph nodes. These are firm in nature, play, raised and are growing outwards to the skin, commonly resembling a wart.


Common sign and symptoms are

  • Discoloration of lump – red, black, brown or gray.
  • Painful sensation when got touch
  • Firm blemishes.
  • Growths may be slow or faster
  • Behavioral changes may be noticeable.


There are so many severe complications that can arise from a cancerous growth

  • Pain all over the affected area
  • Day to day activities can get hampered.
  • Difficulty in walking, eating, or doing any type of work.
  • Blood mixed vomiting
  • Blood mixed stool

General Treatment

In modern medications there is no specific treatment schedule to treat this disorder. Different types of therapies are advised to get rid of this disease like chemotherapies, radiations or surgeries. These all procedures have various types of side effects and painful results, as well as they are not pocket friendly for all the patients. Ayurveda science, which was written by Rishi muni in the ancient era, helps to give better life and have great as well as effective treatment against this condition. This disease is widely known as the Arbuda in our holy textbooks. For this condition there are several herbs that give a proper relief to the affected one and have tridosha balancing properties.

How Ayurveda is better

Every disease developed due to the disturbance in the level of Doshas and Dhatus which further led to the development of a renowned Roga. With the help of Ayurveda, we can relieve this condition without any surgery or chemotherapies. That is very helpful and cost friendly to the patient. Ayurvedic treatment provides a better quality of life to the patient. For this condition, Planet Ayurveda provides some useful remedies to manage and gives strength to the body.

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda for Skin Cancer in Dogs

Planet Ayurveda is a herbal manufacturing company that formulates various types of medicines under the guidance of Dr. Vikram Chauhan and their expert team. This company prepares the formulations without using any chemicals, preservatives, fillers or any type of dyes. Ayurvedic formulations have no side effects, and are free from colors, starch and synthetic materials. Planet ayurveda provides a group of effective medicines to help your dog, listed below

Product List

  1. Gandhak Rasayan
  2. Manjishtha Capsules
  3. Kaishore Guggul
  4. Kamdudha Ras
  5. Mahashankh Vati
  6. Dermo Plan Syrup
  7. Tea Tree Aloe Vera Soap
  8. Jatyadi Tailam
  9. Nirgundi Oil
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Products Description

1. Gandhak Rasayan

Shuddh Gandhak is used to prepare this formulation, which helps to maintain healthy, toxin free skin and helps to eliminate the unwanted radicals from the body. This classical formulation is best for treating various types of infections all over the body and it has anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties which makes it more useful in this condition.

Dosage– 2 tablets twice daily mixed in the dog food

2. Manjishtha Capsules

This is a patent herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda, consisting of standardized extract of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia). This herb is globally known as the best weapon to combat any type of inflammation. Majistha has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that makes it more powerful and useful in this condition.

Dosage- 1 capsule twice daily mixed in the dog food

3. Kaishore Guggul

This is a classical herbal formulation prepared by Planet Ayurveda using herbal blends of Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica) and many more. All these herbs are helpful in combating the pain, inflammation, toxins and helps to eradicate the free radicals from the body.

Dosage- 2 tablets twice daily mixed in the dog food

4. Kamdudha Ras Plain

This is a herbo-mineral formulation prepared by ancient method consisting of mukta pishti (Pearl fine processed powder), Praval pishti (Coral fine processed powder), etc. it has many beneficial properties like it is adaptogenic in nature, have antioxidant and anti-cancerous properties. Helps in bleeding disorders and works on pitta dushti mainly.

Dosage- 2 tablets twice daily mixed in the dog food

5. Mahashankh Vati

Mahashankh vati is also a classical herbal preparation consists of various ingredients like Pippali (Piper longum), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Shunthi (Zingiber Officinalis), and many more miraculous herbs that makes our digestion process powerful and keeps our agni in samavastha. It helps to enhance our immunity, appetite and bowel movements.

Dosage- 2 tablets twice daily mixed in the dog food

6. Dermo Plan Syrup

This is a patent herbal formulation which is prepared by Planet Ayurveda with the help of various herbs like Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Chopchini (Smilax china), etc. all ingredients of this preparations are well renowned for anti-cancerous properties. These herbs work on the hormonal system, improves the skin lesions, and maintains a healthy pH level of the body.

Dosage- 2 teaspoons twice daily mixed in dog food

7. Tea Tree Aloe Vera Soap

Planet Ayurveda provides handmade soap which is prepared by combining some essential oils like Tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) an Australian plant, Palm oil (Elaeis guineensis), etc which helps in relieving the inflammations, infections and irritation over the skin.

Direction- Use it from giving a bath to your dog regularly

8. Jatyadi Tailam

This is a classical herbal formulation mainly known as a healer consisting of Chameli (Jasminum officinale), Neem (Azadirachta indica) etc. this preparation is useful to relieve the skin lesions, ulcerations, works wonderfully by reducing the pain also.

Direction- Apply gently with cotton on the wound or ulcer

9. Nirgundi Oil

Nirgundi (Vitex negundo) is a miraculous herb that is useful in various types of skin lesions and it has dosha balancing properties. This works as a skin cleanser and maintains a healthy pH.

Direction- Apply gently with cotton on the affected area. Both can be mixed together with nirgundi and jatyadi oil and applied to the affected area.

Contact Planet Ayurveda Support Team to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at – or Call at 0172-521-4030 (India), +91-172-521-4030 (Outside India) or Whatsapp at (+91) 9915-593-604


In summary, Skin Cancer can fill us up with fear and anxiety but we don’t have to panic. Just do regular examinations of your pet as well as support and encourage him to fight his condition. Ayurvedic herbs will help him to strengthen his body and enhance the immunity to combat the disease.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.