Dog Wart on Ear Appeared 2 Weeks Ago
by Yosef M.
(Gilbert, Arizona (Phoenix area))
top of the ear with the wart-beagle ear long and floppy on the edge
This wart appeared on our dog Ritka's ear about 2 weeks ago. We took her to the vet 10 days ago to find out what it could be.
The vet thought that possibly our beagle mix had been bitten and that this bump on her ear was a nip that was healing. (We had adopted another dog -a rat terrier from the humane society, a female about 3 years old - who has a "personality" and likes to lick and then nip).
The vet picked off what appeared to be a scab and although it did not bleed said we can send this for a culture reading. She gave us an ointment that cost $30.00 (Resortin) and told us to use this twice a day on her ear.
She also said that we could send in a sample to the lab and make sure that it was not ring worm or some other parasite. That would cost approximately $450. I decided to do the ointment for now.
Ritka is a Beagle mix. We got her a year ago from the Arizona Humane Society and she appeared to be well taken care of. The humane society had her listed as an Austrailian Cattle Dog, but the vet said no, she is most definitely a mix of beagle and something else.
She has had all her vaccinations and is due for her rabies booster in 2 months which will be the 3 year. She has a moderately sedentary lifestyle, rarely getting excited, although we have 3 other dogs.
She is our first female. All dogs are altered. Our first dog was a
Japanese Spitz. He is the youngest at 3 years old. Then we have a Cairn Terrier, he is 4, we got him 2 years ago from the Arizona Humane Society, he is very active, but only outdoors in the backyard when we let them out and it is a very small backyard. Our rat terrier is 3 years old and she is the smallest in size, and the newest.
They are all on Earthborn holistic diet, natural food for dogs, meadow feast, grain free with lean read meat protein from lamb meat antioxidant nutrient rich natural fruits and vegetables and fruits balanced omega-3 and omega 6 fatty acids, and they love this stuff. They have been on this for at least the past 8 months.
When we got each dog from the humane society, they were on Science Diet, but quickly adjusted to the Earthborn.
When we noticed that this bump had pushed through her short black hair and had become more "wart" looking, we began to look on the internet and saw your web page and thought we would send in a query and see if you could give us some insight as to whether we should leave it as is, try vitamin E or have it looked at again by the vet.
Obviously we don't want to cause her any more pain or discomfort but we don't want to have any other serious complication by letting it go either, and whether the rabies vaccination could also be over vaccinating her further.
Thank you for taking your time to review our case and getting back to us asap.
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