A melanoma is a type of skin cancer. Cancer is the biggest killer of cats when it comes to diseases. The symptoms can be subtle, even hidden. A malignant melanoma can be aggressive and grow quickly, and can spread to other parts of the body. 

They occur most commonly on ears and noses, the tumours themselves are black and can occur on the head area. They are often benign but can be malignant. Melanomas can appear small on the outside but internally be invasive.

These cancers are best treated with an internal and external support treatment.

We are traditionally treating feline skin cancers topically with an ointment of Elecampane, Golden Seal, Thuja, Tumeric, Wheat Grass and Maritime Pine, with the added Bach Flowers of Crab Apple, Walnut and Rescue Remedy, mixed into an ointment base.

We recommend the Internal Melanoma Support and Maritime Pine Bark be used in conjunction with the external ointment.


Animals: McDowells animal products are not intended to replace veterinary care or medication. Our supplements are offered as support for your animal’s condition and not as a cure. All our oral supplements are to be consumed voluntarily by your animal in feed, treats or liquid.

Humans: McDowell's staff Herbalists can not diagnose your disease or illness. What they can do is offer a herbal program to assist with healing, after you have had advice from your doctor or specialist. If you have unexplained pain or symptoms, seek medical advice.

Equisetum, Maritime Pine Bark, Thuja, Wormwood, Ethanol, Natural Wax Jelly (Ricinus communis seed oil, Hydrogenated Castor oil, Beeswax, Copernicia cerifera wax), Dr BachTM Flowers; Honeysuckle, Rescue Remedy.

Apply twice daily to the affected area.


Do not use on areas where friction can occur.

May cause skin irritation. Test area first and use sparingly.

If irritation develops but it is important to maintain application, use every second day.

Apply Zinc cream to pink skin after application to help with sun burn prevention.

For External Animal Use Only

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