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Canine Melanoma

Canine melanoma is the most common malignant tumor found in the mouth.1,2 It also is seen on the skin and in the nail bed and footpad1 and is the most common neoplasm of the dog’s eye.3

All cases of oral melanoma should be considered malignant and potentially fatal, regardless of the lab results.4

Melanoma tumors of the mouth can grow rapidly and quickly spread to lymph nodes, liver, lungs and kidneys.5