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Black wart on dog's butt

by Sue W
(Orangevale, CA)

Our dog Lucy has this small pea-sized wart on her butt that is black in color and feels rubbery. It bothers her when I touch it, although its not bleeding and the skin around it is not inflamed. Just wondering if it should be surgically removed--its on the upper part of her back leg near her rear end.

Lucy is approx 9-11 yrs old (not really sure--we've had her 6 years & when we adopted her our vet guessed her age as around 3 or 4 at that time). She has had many medical problems/surgeries in her little life. Pyometria, mammary tumors, abscessed tooth, most recently surgery for a torn ACL.

Thank you,


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Oct 05, 2012
My Online Vet Response for: Black wart on dog's butt
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

Hi Sue,
This small wart would not be my primary concern for Lucy. It would be best to concentrate on her overall health at this time.

In my opinion, there is no need for surgery to correct a torn cruciate ligament. With surgery, it will take her 6 weeks (minimum), non weight bearing on the leg that had surgery, and bearing weight on her other leg. In 60-75% of cases that I see, the OTHER leg will develop a torn cruciate ligament after 6 months to one year.

With supplements, proper nutrition and homeopathic remedies, you are providing healing for the damaged ligament and strengthening the opposite ligament. All the while she is STILL able to walk on the injured leg.

For now, start her on Ligaplex, by Standard Process, a glandular supplement to support ligaments.

Ok, back to the wart!

Here are my suggestions:

1. NO MORE VACCINATIONS. If her Rabies vaccine is due, seek the help of a holistic veterinarian to write an exemption form. Check out Current Veterinary Therapy XI, Annual Vaccinations.

2. DIET - NO MORE DRY DOG FOOD. See our page on 10 Best Dog Food Options and consider feeding her a raw diet.

3. If the wart continues to bother her, seek help from a holistic veterinarian regarding constitutional homeopathic remedies.

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

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Take care,
Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

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