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Dog warts multiplying and growing in size

by Angela
(Mesa, AZ)

growth just inside rt. ear

growth just inside rt. ear

growth just inside rt. ear
growth on right eyelid
left snout (growth getting bigger)
inside rt. ear - bigger & redder

My dog Gracie has warts that are multiplying and growing in size on her eyelid, snout and inside part of her right ear flap. I've also felt a growth (cyst?) under the skin in her chest area.


A few years back she had a growth on one of her nipples that turned out to be benign, and I've read that older dogs often get warts that are usually harmless.

Gracie is a 9.5-year-old beagle who I adopted from the pound when she was approximately 1.5 yrs old. She's been quite healthy and gets regular check-ups, shots and dental cleanings. She has a healthy appetite and I feed her Iams weight-control dry food (1/4 cup twice daily) with a few Milkbones and rawhide sticks in between. Her weight has always been between 29-32 pounds and is about 30 lbs now.

I took a few pictures and wonder if you could tell me what to do about the flesh-colored warts, the eyelid growth, and especially the one in the ear, and if there's anything I can do for them holistically to treat them and prevent additional ones from appearing. Should the cyst in the chest be biopsied?

Thank you very much,

Angela C.

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Oct 21, 2011
My Online Vet Response for Dog Warts multiplying and growing in size
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

Hi Angela,
Great photos! Yes, there are a number of steps you can take to prevent the formation of new warts, and possibly shrink the ones she has now.

In conventional medicine, it is considered 'normal' for older dogs to develop 'warts' and benign growths, cysts, fatty tumors, etc. But from a 'holistic' viewpoint, it is considered to be due to a condition called 'vaccinosis'. This is caused by too many vaccinations.

Actually, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, the doctor that started homeopathy in the 1700's, called the condition Sycosis. He felt that the appearance of warts on the skin indicated that there was already an internal disease existing, and that the warts only appeared afterward as a small indicator. Therefore, to treat the patient, the whole body must be addressed. This is done by improving your dog's diet, stopping vaccinations, and using homeopathic remedies for dogs as a means to cure the internal disease, and once that is done, then the 'external' warts would disappear.

Finding a holistic veterinarian to guide you in improving Gracie's health would be the first step!

In the meantime, you can improve her diet.
Feeding Gracie only DRY Dog Food is NOT healthy for her. See our page on the 10 Best Dog Food Options and check out the raw dog food diets that are available.

You can 'ease' her into having more moisture in her diet by adding some canned dog food to her dry food and decreasing the dry food until she is only on canned food. Then add in a small amount of raw meat (NO RAW PORK or RAW FISH) to each meal.

I would give her TARTAR CONTROL dog treats for her teeth. Milk bones may advertise that they are for tartar control, but there are more effective low fat options available.

Rawhides are not healthy for her either. Give her raw carrots to chew, pieces of apple or cantaloupe as a healthy low fat alternative.

Continuing her annual check-ups are a good idea, and making sure her teeth are clean by brushing at home would also help.


TO BE CONTINUED IN PART TWO

Oct 21, 2011
My Online Vet Response for Dog Warts multiplying and growing in size PART TWO
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

Hi Angela,
Here is the continuation of my response:

A holistic veterinarian would discuss the option of decreasing her vaccinations, especially while she is on constitutional homeopathic remedies and perhaps write an exemption form for the rabies.

The small mass that you can feel under her skin on her chest is probably a small fatty tumor, or lipoma, which is benign. I will usually measure it, and monitor it to see if it increases in size over the next 3-6 months. If it stays the exact same size over 6 months, I would assume that it is a benign fatty growth, and the homeopathic remedies will help it shrink.

For a veterinarian knowledgeable in homeopathy, try theAVH.org or just to find a holistic veterinarian in your area click this link:
find a holistic veterinarian in your area

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Take care,
Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

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Oct 10, 2014
same thing
by: Anonymous

My basset hound had the same thing except they were black. These are not warts they are tumors. I started giving my dog apricot seeds, as many as he wanted (my dog liked them) and within two weeks they started falling off. I have pics of what the area looks like after they fall off. I made treats with micro plain apricot seeds as well. Within three weeks the really big one fell off. I also micro plain two of them in her food. If you want to know how it works and what they really are, look up in youtube "A World without Cancer".

Oct 11, 2014
My Online Vet Respone for: Dog warts multiplying and growing in size
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

October 10, 2014

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for your experience in giving your dog apricot seeds to remove his warts or tumors. It is not something that I can recommend.

My experience has been that giving dogs seeds or nuts in a WHOLE form will cause an intestinal obstruction, which can be fatal. Also, according to the Poison Helpline, http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/apricot/

*APRICOT*
"Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Level of toxicity: Generally mild to moderate

Common signs to watch for:

Dilated pupils
Difficulty breathing
Inadequate oxygen levels
Bright red gums
Shock
Death
The seeds, leaves, and stems of the apricot tree contain cyanide...."

Take care,
Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

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