Seemingly effective for remedial/palliative care of mouth melanoma.
Dog was diagnosed with oral melanoma in upper gum and lip in November, and was given 2-4 months WITH piroxicam. I elected to combine it with carboplatin treatments for a period of time. The cancer definitely paused in its growth, but eventually resumed. Since the carboplatin had some side effects, I gave it up and switched course to palliative care, combining piroxicam with tramadol (for pain), amitriptyline (for anxiety), and clindamycin (for oral infections). Although the cancer has continued to grow, it has not metastasized, the dog's appetite and mood is good, and she is now in her seventh month since the diagnosis!
by PaulH on 06/04/2016