Greyish Puffy Wart on Dog's Gum
Greyish puffy wart on dog gum
Tonight we discovered a greyish puffy sore in our 7.5 year old male Rottweiler's mouth, inside on his bottom gum (see picture). After some sleuthing on this site, it seems to look exactly like pictures of oral warts submitted by other users. He does not seem bothered by it but it concerns us.
We did get a Chocolate Labrador puppy about seven weeks ago (the puppy is now 14 weeks old). The dogs love each other and are always playing together, including play-biting each others mouths. Our puppy just had his third round of vaccines last week. He does not seem to have any warts in his mouth.
Our Rottweiler has not had any vaccines or boosters since July (Bordatella). He has never had anything like this before.
In the attached picture, the wart is the greyish puffy sore on his bottom gum near tooth (not the best picture, sorry).
Our questions are:
-does this in fact look to be an oral wart?
-if so, warts are obviously contagious to other dogs. So could the puppy now get the virus from him? Or is it likely that our Rottweiler got the virus from our puppy initially?
-is the virus only contagious when the warts are present?
-we are assuming that he will get multiple warts over a period of time and that it will clear up on its own?
-what can we do to prevent the spread of the warts to our other dog, if anything?
-should we throw out all their toys because of the virus?
-what kind of treatment should be done for the warts?
Thank you so much in advance!
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