The primary treatment for oral melanoma in dogs is surgical removal of the tumor. However, since the majority of tumors invade the boney structures of the jaw, even with very aggressive surgical measures, complete resection (removal) can be difficult.
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Surgical removal is the standard treatment for all oral tumors. If the tumor is invasive, it may be difficult to remove completely, and it may be necessary to remove a large piece of the jawbone (hemimaxillectomy or hemimandibulectomy). Most dogs respond well to this surgery. If your dog requires one of these complex and extensive surgeries, your veterinarian may refer you to a specialist at a veterinary referral center. (). Melanomas are also treated with a vaccine after surgery.
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While 59 percent of dog owners agree that they are concerned with the dental hygiene of their pets, only 33 percent regularly have their pets’ teeth cleaned by a veterinarian, and only 44 percent have purchased dental hygiene products in the past 12 months. Those are gaps waiting to be filled, and for pet owners slouching on veterinary visits, oral care treats might be exactly what the doctor ordered.
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Bravecto is the first oral chew for dogs to provide up to 12 weeks of protection against fleas and ticks. One chew provides broad-spectrum and long-lasting protection that starts to kill fleas within 2 hours and controls 4 tick species: black-legged tick (a.k.a. deer tick), American dog tick, brown dog tick, and lone star tick. Bravecto eliminates current flea infestations and prevents new ones from developing for 12 weeks. With one chew, Bravecto is easier to give and less to worry about for you! Bravecto requires a prescription from your veterinarian.Full course radiation therapy, either alone or following incomplete surgical removal of the tumor, has been effective in
treating oral SCC in dogs. The local tumor recurrence rate is 31% and the median survival time for radiation therapy alone is
15-16 months and increases to 34 months when combined with surgery. The size of the tumor also determines the prognosis.
The median survival of dogs whose tumors were less than 2cm in diameter was found to be 68 months compared to 28
months in dogs whose tumors were 2-4cm diameter compared to 8 months for dogs whose tumors were larger than 4cm.