It is not an uncommon incident to find warts and skin tags on dogs, especially in the puppies and older dogs. The warts may appear on the skin, around the eyes, mouth and nose. These little growths have a cauliflower-like appearance which is usually benign and most often disappear on their own. A more stubborn, serious wart may need specific medical attention which may be due to a related health condition. Working with your veterinarian, you can help to get rid of the warts on your dog. A widespread type of wart on dogs and cats is called the viral papilloma. The remedy for warts on your pets begins with boosting your dog’s immune system. There are steps you can follow in order to do so.
Before working on a remedy for the warts, it is important to visit your veterinarian for an examination and diagnostic testing of your pet’s wart. The doctor can determine if it is viral in nature or a more serious condition needing medical intervention.
You can boost your pet’s immune system with a supplement of Vitamin C. A wart is due to a weak or undeveloped immune system and often disappears quicker when the immune system is working properly. Add Vitamin C to the food or use as a topical treatment. Your doctor can advise you as to the dosage necessary for your dog’s particular needs.
Provide your pet with an oral supplement of Vitamin A as well. This anti-oxidant supplement is effective in warding off the virus responsible for the onset of the viral papilloma wart. Proper dosage again is important in order to work properly for your dog.
Both Vitamin E oil and castor oil can be very beneficial in getting rid of warts. Massage Vitamin E and castor oil onto your pet’s wart to soften it, reduce irritation and help it slowly diminish. Apply the oils two to three times daily.
Note that the warts you are treating at home may take a few months to disappear on their own.
If your dog continually irritates the wart while you are treating it, use an Elizabethan collar to ward off excess licking and irritation. The more your dog aggravates the area, the longer it will take to heal and disappear.
Consult with your veterinarian after several months of treatment if the warts are not responding to treatment. Warts that are not going away after vigorous home treatment may need to be removed surgically.
Canine Papilloma Virus