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Photo: Dog Wart, Tumor or Something Else?

by Sharon
(Chicago, IL)

Lump on Dog's Ear - Photo 1

Lump on Dog's Ear - Photo 1

Lump on Dog's Ear - Photo 1
Lump on Dog's Ear - Photo 2

We identified this lump on my 10 year old dog's ear. It was originally very small and white a few months ago, and now its turning black and growing a bit. Is this benign?


He is a collie mix.

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Apr 07, 2013
My Online Vet Response for: Photo: Dog Wart, Tumor or Something Else?
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

Hi Sharon,

From the photos you submitted, this looks like a benign growth. Vaccinations, poor diet, flea/tick toxins, and genetic tendency can cause these growths to appear.

My suggestion would be to locate a local holistic veterinarian to work with you and write an exemption form for your 10 year old dog. It would be best to decrease or stop future vaccinations.

Improve his diet. Check out our page on 10 Best Dog Food Options, and consider a Raw diet. NO DRY DOG FOOD.

This is a great product to try Wondercide Quick Treat (Eco Treat + Evolve)

A holistic veterinarian can prescribe some homoeopathic remedies to address this growth and any other issues pertaining to your dog's health.

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

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Take care,
Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

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- Ask a Vet Online Library - Dog Warts, Cysts and Strange Growths Section

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Jan 22, 2014
same thing on my Peke
by: Anonymous

Hi there, did you ever find out wnat the growth was? My 10 year old Pekingese has exact same thing

Jan 23, 2014
My Online Vet Response for: Photo: Dog Wart, Tumor or Something Else?
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

January 22, 2014

Dear Anonymous,

Sharon has not responded after her post from April 2013. So, I cannot confirm that my suspicion that her dog has a benign wart is correct.

To find a holistic veterinarian in your area click on the link below
Click here to find a holistic veterinarian in your area. Another resource for vets knowledgeable in homeopathy is AVH.org.

Please keep us posted by coming back to this page and clicking the 'click here to add your own comments' link below.

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.




Jul 08, 2014
same growth on back
by: Anonymous

I have an old english sheepdog who is 7 years old. I have just noticed the same lump on her back. It doesn't appear to be bothering her.
What would you recommend?

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