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Old 04-25-2018, 01:51 PM   #1
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Anyone ever dealt with a dog that had a wart or warts? What was the treatment if any? Cause for the wart?

My Silver lab developed a wart on the tip of his ear here in the past month. Well, I think it is a wart. I have an appointment with the vet next week to make sure it is nothing worry about.

I have read that it is probably a benign wart that could have been caused by a cut he had in his skin. My dog had a cut on each of his ears from playing with other dogs and rough housing. Nothing bad, just little nicks. About a month after the cuts healed up, this wart popped up. It has grown quite a bit and looks really scaly. Good thing is the wart doesn't really seem to bother him, but he's an active lab and I train with him outside so I'm afraid he's going to rip it off one day. And it will be a mess.

I believe my lab has a pretty weak immune system because he tends to have a pretty thin coat, sometimes some dry flaky skin (pending on what time of year), and a yeast infection in one of his ears is a constant battle. Could be a diet thing, but he eats pretty good food. (Victor Performance)

Thoughts? Things I can try?

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Old 04-25-2018, 01:54 PM   #2
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Oh here is a couple pics of the wart. 1st when I first noticed it about a month ago and second from just the other day.







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Old 04-25-2018, 02:00 PM   #3
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Yep, looks like a wart. Ask the vet to freeze it.
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Old 04-25-2018, 02:05 PM   #4
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Burn it off
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Old 04-25-2018, 02:05 PM   #5
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Don't mean to be alarming, but that might be cancer. Highly contagious to other dogs, is what out vet said. We lost a Boston Terrier to something that started looking just like that. Take to a Vet and get it biopsied. We had to amputate his front leg and he finally passed 6 months later. One year ago yesterday. RIP Jack.
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Don't mean to be alarming, but that might be cancer. Highly contagious to other dogs, is what out vet said. We lost a Boston Terrier to something that started looking just like that. Take to a Vet and get it biopsied. We had to amputate his front leg and he finally passed 6 months later. One year ago yesterday. RIP Jack.
Man, I'm sorry for your loss. That's horrible and hope that isn't the case here.

That's something that I thought as well and has concerned me. I have read that it is very rare for it to be cancer, but it is possible. Everything I have read online shows that it is contagious between other dogs which makes me believe he got it from his daycare when he was bitten.
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Old 04-25-2018, 02:09 PM   #7
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Don't mean to be alarming, but that might be cancer. Highly contagious to other dogs, is what out vet said. We lost a Boston Terrier to something that started looking just like that. Take to a Vet and get it biopsied. We had to amputate his front leg and he finally passed 6 months later. One year ago yesterday. RIP Jack.
man thats the saddest thing ive heard all day, sorry for your loss
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Freeze it off.
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Your dog doesn't take Apoquel by any chance ?
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Old 04-25-2018, 02:24 PM   #10
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Your dog doesn't take Apoquel by any chance ?
No he doesn't.
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Old 04-25-2018, 02:34 PM   #11
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One of my dogs starting getting warts on her eyelids. They were growing rapidly so I had them removed. The lab test came back as benign melanomas.
Squamous cell carcinomas can resemble warts except usually crusty with a tendency to bleed.
Good for you for getting it checked out.
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Old 04-25-2018, 02:36 PM   #12
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Ordered my own freeze spray.. dog hated it.. but it got the job done.
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Old 04-25-2018, 02:38 PM   #13
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One of my dogs starting getting warts on her eyelids. They were growing rapidly so I had them removed. The lab test came back as benign melanomas.
Squamous cell carcinomas can resemble warts except usually crusty with a tendency to bleed.
Good for you for getting it checked out.
Thanks! Better safe than sorry. I'd hate for it to be something worse and not know it.
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Old 04-25-2018, 02:52 PM   #14
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My dog has several. Just a product of getting older. Have it froze off if it really bothers you.
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My dog has several. Just a product of getting older. Have it froze off if it really bothers you.
Yeah, my dog will be 3 in October.
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Old 04-25-2018, 03:33 PM   #16
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My lab had the same thing on his nose. Decided to have it removed but it has benign.
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Well got home yesterday and saw blood on the tile as I walked in. He ripped the wart partially off. I patched him up and put a wrap on his head to keep him from shaking that ear. The wrap didnít last long, but it was enough to stop the bleeding.Taking him in this morning to get it checked out and hopefully removed.








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My wife took him in and they said it's a benign wart and should be fine. They could have it removed, but couldn't do it until next week sometime and said there is still a possibility of it coming back. They said it looks like it is drying out and could fall off. Basically just sent us home and said if we wanted it off they would remove it, but otherwise it was fine.
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Poor poochie!
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Old 04-26-2018, 10:23 PM   #21
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Old 04-27-2018, 08:36 AM   #22
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My wife took him in and they said it's a benign wart and should be fine. They could have it removed, but couldn't do it until next week sometime and said there is still a possibility of it coming back. They said it looks like it is drying out and could fall off. Basically just sent us home and said if we wanted it off they would remove it, but otherwise it was fine.
my pupper had one of those on his foot when he was about your dogs age -- it fell off after a week or two -- he is ten years old now and it has never come back.

Glad to hear that you got good news from your vet!
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Old 04-27-2018, 08:36 AM   #23
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Same for my older lab she gets them occasionally kind of like skin tags. I just get some braided fishing line tie an overhand knot around and cinch the knot down and off it comes.

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Old 04-27-2018, 09:49 PM   #24
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Honestly it looks like a sebaceous adenoma. They are benign growths that have a cauliflower-like texture. Pretty common in older dogs. Could also be a wart among other things. Usually once they start scratching at them and making them bleed they continue to irritate them and make a mess. My recommendation to clients at that stage usually is to remove them. I always offer/recommend sending them off for histopath just to make sure they are benign.
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