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Black Growth Spot on Dog's Head

by Halle

My 1 year old puppy had a weird black growth appear on his forehead. I picked it off at first due to a friend telling me too. I believed I got it all off. He bled for a hour or so but it didn't seem to harm him.

About a week later the black spot grew back. It is pretty elevated from the head and rough feeling. Some parts are look more grey color like a scab then others. I did some research and it seems as though it is a wart. I purchased a product called wart off that seems to be helping it to scan faster because it has caster oil in it.

I was wondering what you believed this to be.

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Dec 03, 2014
My Online Vet Response for: Black Growth Spot on Dog's Head
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

December 3, 2014

Hi Halle,
From the photo you took it looks like a wart. Although, considering his age, and that it started as a scab and grew so quickly, I am concerned that it may be a histiocytoma or a mast cell tumor. See our page on dog warts,

I suggest you try the homeopathic remedy THUYA (Thuja occidentalis) in ointment form. Apply to the growth TWO times daily for three weeks. If you are unable to locate it at a health food store, try online.

If this is NOT getting smaller in three weeks, I advise you locate a holistic veterinarian to check him, and do a complete physical exam and workup for vaccinosis. Also, DO NOT give him any vaccines for the next year. (or perhaps have the holistic veterinarian write an exemption form for him.)

Click here to find a holistic veterinarian in your area. Another resource for vets knowledgeable in homeopathy is

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Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

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