A mole is a spot on the body, sometimes raised that is easily detected due to its darker color, as compared to the color of the skin surrounding it. Formation of moles on dogs is not as common as it is on a human body. The growth of moles on a dog’s body is to be checked with a vet to protect your dog from any incoming problem in the future.
The moles do not cause any pain or itching for the dog, which makes it difficult to spot for the owners. The dogs won’t be able to communicate it, so it’s the owner’s responsibility to point out these irregularities in the form of unusual textures or shapes and later taken care of.
Once consulted with the vet, you will know, which moles are dangerous or which ones are benign moles. The latter is a harmless mole, which is removed or frozen through cryosurgery. However, the dangerous moles detected by the vet, need treatment in terms of surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy, depending on the intensity of the cause of concern.
Surgery removes the mole permanently, also evading the problem from its roots. Radiotherapy kills the cancerous cells residing in the mole through beams, and the last, chemotherapy, is a form of chemicals, that destroy the dangerous cancerous cells. After the treatment is done, within some days, the dog can return to its normal healthy life once again.
Dogs need regular patting or stroking. This is the simplest way to notice any irregularity, such as a mole. To better able to comprehend what needs to be done when you detect a mole on your dog’s skin, here is an example, which will guide you through the whole process practically.
As the owner was playing with his dog, upon encountering the dark spot in the dog’s fur, he further inspects the texture and the shape of it, which seemed problematic, so he hurriedly visited the dog’s regular vet. After a thorough inspection, it was discovered that the dog had a tumor in the mole.
However, due to early discovery, cancer had not spread in the dog’s body so, the vet recommended surgical removal of the mole. The whole process was quick, efficient, and safe, as the dog was sent home the same day on which the surgery had taken place.
When the dog arrives home, it is the owner’s responsibility to show some consideration by protecting the dog from dirt entering the wound. After the cautionary measures and some weeks, the dog is usually properly healed with no sign of danger. However, it was advised to carry out tests for some months to be sure.