SpotOnTM Case Study #X that Includes Your Dog’s Symptom(s)Case Study #X

Ask Our Vets < Back to Search Results< Back

Finger-like growths around dog's legs

by Kathy
(Coppell, TX)

finger like growth

finger like growth

My 11 year old male beagle has a few finger-like pink growths around his legs. They are growing longer but don't appear to be bothering him.

I would like to try to treat it at home. He is terrified of the vet and has 3 or 4 of these growths. He also has a cauliflower-shaped growth on another leg.

He lives a pretty sedate lifestyle. He is walked once a day around 1/2 a mile and eats 1/2 cup of dog food 2 times per day. He seems pretty happy and healthy overall.

Could you advise?

Comments for Finger-like growths around dog's legs

Click here to add your own comments

May 20, 2012
My Online Vet Response for: Finger-like growths around dog's legs
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

These are benign 'skin tags' - I place them in the same category as warts in older dogs. They are due to over vaccination.

Contact a holistic veterinarian that does house calls (This way your dog will NOT be subjected to the stress of a vet visit!). With an examination to confirm what you have shown in the photo, the veterinarian can write an exemption to excuse your dog from any future vaccinations.

A holistic veterinarian experienced in homeopathic medicine may prescribe a remedy called Thuya. It is to help shrink these wart-like growths. It is given orally, and depending on the physical exam and your dog's 'constitution', he will get either a high potency dose one time, or lower potency with a dose repeated one to two times daily.

He should be on a better diet. Avoid DRY DOG Food, and consider canned or RAW diet. See our page on 10 best dog food options for information and suggestions.

There are other supplements to help with dry skin, but usually upon improvement of the diet, especially the addition of a RAW diet, this all helps the skin and lesions on the skin (there is Vitamin C in raw meat).

Since dogs produce vitamin C in their bodies, it is not added to dog food. As dogs age, I am concerned that their production of Vitamin C diminishes, along with their immune system.

Adding Vitamin C to the diet you must make sure it is buffered, and NOT ascorbic acid. A dog's stomach contains 10 times MORE Hydrochloric acid than people. Therefore, it is easier to just add raw meat to the diet, which contains the Vitamin C naturally.

DO not give your dog RAW PORK or RAW FISH. Try to find prepared raw diets for dogs in the freezer section of pet supply or health food stores. Then you thaw it, and feed it!

And continue the exercise, fresh air and lots of love for your canine companion!

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

Take care,
Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

P.S. If you've found this service or our web site helpful, please "Like" us by clicking the like button at the top of the left margin. Thank you!

DISCLAIMER: The above should never replace the advice of your local veterinarian, as they have the ability to evaluate your dog in person.

Related Pages:
- Dog Warts,
- Dog Skin Conditions

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask a Vet Online via My Online Vet (SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED FOR NEW QUESTIONS).

This is the end of SpotOnTM Case Study #X for Your Symptom(s).End of Case Study #X

Ask Our Vets < Back to Search Results< Back

Want to ask our veterinarians a question but haven't subscribed to My Online Vet? Click here to learn how or click here to go back to the Ask a Vet Online Library of questions.

Want monthly "News You Can Use" and important Organic Pet Digest new content updates?  Click here to sign up for our FREE Dog Care Monthly newsletter.

Do you believe in holistic pet care?  If so, please tell your friends about us with a Facebook like, Google +1 or via Twitter, Pinterest, email or good old fashioned word of mouth. Thank you for supporting our efforts!

For additional research, search for your topic...

Disclaimers: The information contained in this web site is provided for general informational purposes only. It is not intended as nor should be relied upon as medical advice. Rather, it is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a pet owner/site visitor and his/her local veterinarian(s). Before you use any of the information provided in the site, you should seek the advice of a qualified professional.

In the spirit of full disclosure, we wanted to let you know that we proudly support this website through advertising and affiliate marketing. In other words, when you click on a link that takes you outside of this website, we often earn a small commission. These small commissions allow us to keep the site up and running and to continue offering it completely free of charge to you. Rest assured that all content, recommendations and advice are created before, and are independent of, any sponsorship or affiliate relationship. Click here for more info.