I had numerous warts removed from my dog by laser. Most have returned, along with lots of new ones. Can I use a product like Compound W to safely and effectively remove these warts from dogs?
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) Viral warts. Young dogs in particular may be affected by a papilloma virus, which causes warts. These are usually not significant and will resolve on their own, just as in people.
2) Sebaceous adenomas. These are the commonest warts seen in dogs. They are not really warts, but are actually small benign tumours of the sebaceous glands in the skin. They appear as small pink warts often around the head and neck, though they can grow anywhere. They become very common as dogs grow older. Yorkies, Cocker spaniels and poodles are examples of breeds especially susceptible to these. If they are small, we will often leave them alone. Unlike viral warts they will not go of their own accord, and surgery is the only way to remove them. Because they involve the sebaceous glands, some can become swollen with secretion and get quite prominent and messy, in which case we would surgically excise them. If warts are affecting a dog cosmetically (e.g. one on a face) or they are irritating a dog, we will also remove them. A word of warning: it isn’t uncommon for a dog owner to mistake a wart for a tick. Subsequent attempts to remove the ‘tick’ can be unpleasant for the dog.
3) Meibomium gland adenomas. These small growths are commonly called ‘eyelid warts’. They are very common on the eyelid margins of older dogs. They are small tumours growing from glands which open on the edges of the eyelids. When tiny they may not irritate a dog, but as they grow they rub on the cornea, causing irritation, discharge and then ulceration. They need to be removed surgically. It is not sufficient to cut off the visible wart. The root of the tumour in the eyelid needs to be excised as well, so we will cut a triangular piece of tissue out of the eyelid. Cosmetically this looks very good, even for quite large tumours. However, as with all growths, the earlier they are dealt with the quicker the surgery and the less disruption to the patient, so if you see one on your dog, seek advice sooner rather than later) Viral warts. Young dogs in particular may be affected by a papilloma virus, which causes warts. These are usually not significant and will resolve on their own, just as in people.
You can google "warts on dogs" for more info. I used to use the wart stuff from the drug store on my horse.
Warts are common in animals, either as puppies or kittens or when they grow older. Warts are benign growths that come on suddenly and sometimes bleed when the animal bumps it or bothers it. If the wart is bothering the animal, it should be checked by your veterinarian, because it may be an indication of a deeper problem. if it is just unsightly and bothers you, you may whish to try natural remedies. Homeopathy and herbs are effective in managing warts.
- Homeopathy: Both topical application as an ointment, and internally, Thuja occidentails in the tincture form to the 30th potency is the most famous and successful treatment for warts. The warts may appear within one month following vaccination. The animals who respond best to Thuja will have warts on the inside of the cheek or on the paws. these warts are not bothersome to the animal.
Use the lower potencies once daily for 10 days. Wait for another week to see if there is a response. Alternatively, you may use 2 doses o Thuja 30c spaced 12 hours apart, and then wait 10 days for a response.
Topically, the ointment should be applied twice daily.
Causticum in the 3rd to 12th is helpful for the animal plagued by wart around the lips, on the face, or on the tips of the digits of the paw. These warts will bleed easily, or be of the “horny” type attached to the paw pads. There may be discomfort when you touch them. These animals tend to have dry and possibly itchy skin, chronic ear wax buildup, and a history of back or neck problem. the toenails may be thick or misshaped.
Use I dose of the remedy for 3 days in a row, and wait 2 weeks to evaluate you response.
- Topicals: Milkweed, Dandelion, or Prickly poppy sap applied fresh from the plant daily helps to eliminate warts.
- Herbs: As warts are sometimes considered viral in origin, using an herbs such as Echinacea to stimulate the immune system may be helpful. Give the liquid extract diluted at 35 drops to I ounce distilled water, using ½ - I teaspoon, 3 times daily, depending upon the size of your animal, for 14 days.