Supporting Dogs with Recovery From Cysts
Cysts are closed, fluid-filled growths that may develop in normal tissue which may vary in size and occur anywhere in the body.
Natural support through dietary supplements can help to control and prevent cysts. Use supplements formulated from herbal extracts by the experienced vets at NHV. Over time, they may help your dog recover in a number of important ways. Try these remedies for canine cysts as part of treatment recommended by your veterinarian.
Types of Cysts Found in Dogs
- Skin Cysts - These types of cysts are benign and are filled with a skin protein called keratin, and are mostly malformations of the hair follicle. Skin cysts take on the same color as your pet’s hair and may appear in multiple or as one individual cyst. Surgery is the go-to remedy for the removal of skin cysts.
- Winer Cysts - These rare hair follicle cysts occur more often in older male dogs. The dome-shaped appearance may protrude from the skin’s surface resembling a blackhead.
- Other Types of Keratinized Cysts Found in Dogs include:
- Isthmus Catagen Cysts
- Matrix Cysts
- Hybrid Cysts
- Dermoid Cysts - These are benign and congenital, so the dog is born with them and they occur more often in the following dog breeds:
- Kerry Blue Terriers
- Rhodesian Ridgebacks
- Apocrine Gland Cysts - These cysts are generally not cancerous and are found in middle-aged dogs developing in or outside the hair follicle mostly on the head and neck.
- Apocrine Gland Adenomas - These cysts are firm to soft and contain clear to a brownish fluid.
- Apocrine Ductular Adenomas - These benign cysts are found in older dogs, appear close to the skin’s surface, and the traditional canine cyst remedy is surgical removal.
- Apocrine Gland Adenocarcinomas - These are rare malignant tumors of the sweat glands, and their appearance can vary from a thick lump to an ulcer that is likely to spread across the skin. Most often these appear in the following dogs:
- Old English Sheepdogs
- English Springer Spaniels
- Abdominal Swelling
- Excessive Thirst
Additional Support Tips
Cysts should never be removed by squeezing them as it can spread the contents of the cysts into surrounding tissues and can cause severe inflammation. At NHV, you will find dietary supplements that can help cleanse the body as well as the organs which may help to reduce the cysts.