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Wart on Our Puggle's Chin

by Mark


We have a 2 year old female puggle that has developed a growth on her chin. We first noticed it about 3-4 weeks ago. The vet saw it about 3 weeks ago and wasn't concerned. It has gotten a little bigger in the time since then.


She has had some recurrent eye infections which we treated with drops (I thought the steroid or antibiotic in the drops may contribute to this).

We have not done anything to treat it. Do you have any recommendations?

Thank you,
Mark

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Aug 24, 2010
My Online Vet Response for Wart on our Puggle's Chin
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman


Hi Mark,
Warts on young dogs between the ages of 6 mos to 2 years are fairly common. They will sometimes develop multiple warts, before they all spontaneously disappear. It is thought to be caused by the Papilloma Virus.

They occur around the mouth, lips and tongue. Though the warts are unsightly, they are not usually dangerous to the dog.

The virus which causes them is transmissible only to other dogs and is not a threat to people or other types of animals. While treatment may be warranted if the lesions become problematic, in most cases the warts will regress spontaneously as the dog matures.

I will usually see them appear a few weeks after a vaccination has been given. Dogs receiving Bordatella, or the combination vaccine with Distemper, Hepatitis, ParaInfluenza, and Parvovirus, can also have some respiratory symptoms such as runny eyes. (As you noticed with your Puggle.)

Thuya is a homeopathic remedy useful for warts, especially if it appeared soon after a vaccination.

Making sure your dog is on a good wholesome diet, see our page on 10 Best Dog Food Options so he will be healthy. Do not over vaccinate, and find a holistic veterinarian for a natural approach to treatment.

I would not advise any of the harsh conventional treatments that are usually recommended. Thuya either one dose of a high potency, or a low potency and more frequent dosing, would depend on the holistic veterinary exam of your dog.

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Take care,
Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

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

Oct 25, 2010
histiocytoma
by: Anonymous

My puggle had one above her eye and it went away after a month or so

Dec 13, 2010
Natural Cure that worked on my puggle
by: Cynthia

Hi,
I had just the same looking hideous wart grow on side of my puggle's face. The vet told me they couldn't do anything to help short of surgery! Well, I couldn't believe that so I did some research on home-remedies for warts and tried one that people use on their warts and it cured his wart in TWO DAYS! It was amazing.

All you have to do is apply apple cider vinegar for a few nights in a row. The best way is to take a little bit of cotton, dip in the vinegar, and then duct tape it to the wart for an hour.

I also rubbed the inside of a banana peel on the wart the mornings after (another home cure I read about). I suspect it was the vinegar that did it, though. The wart turned black, shriveled up, and fell right off. Never came back (at least not in the year that has passed).

Whether you use duct tape, or just hold the cotton down, make sure you do it for at least 30-60 minutes. I had tried spot treating it before, and it only partially helped. You really need to let it sit on there to work.

My puggle didn't mind the duct tape (just a little piece) so hopefully yours won't, either. Good luck!

Feb 22, 2012
When will this thing go away?
by: Puggle mom

Wow, I'm going through the same thing and your Puggle even looks like mine. At first I thought it was a pimple but it's definitely a wart. The vet said she'd remove it when she does his teeth cleaning. I'm guessing it's because he'll need to be knocked out for it. It doesn't appear to be bothering him. It's just hideous and even more now that it's flowered and bleeding. It's been there for two months now. Poor thing!

Feb 23, 2012
My Online Vet Response for: Wart on Our Puggle's Chin
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

Dear Puggle Mom,

Thanks for your comments. If you have a question, regarding holistic treatment of your Puggle's wart, I'm happy to help, but we only accept new questions from subscribers (the original question above was from a subscriber).
Please click here to sign up and submit your question and photos. I'll then get back to you right away at the bottom of your newly created web page.
Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

Apr 06, 2012
All gone
by: Puggle Mom

Thought I check back in to let you know that I used Apple Cider Vinegar as instructed and it went away in a week. Amazing! Wish I had visited this site sooner. Thanks

Jun 08, 2015
same on my dobermann puppy
by: heidi

Thankyou so much for posting the info about natural cures for dog warts, I'm going to try it now, after noticing some on my puppy's mouth (after recent vaccination). I've just bought some immune system boosting herbs and I plan to try both methods you suggest. As they are right next to her nose I'm not sure tape will work though. I wish we had holistic vets here in the south of the uk, but I haven't found one yet! Thanks again!!

Jun 08, 2015
My Online Vet Response for: Wart on Our Puggle's Chin
by: Dr Carol Jean Tillman

June 8, 2015

Dear Puggle Mom,

You wrote,
"I used Apple Cider Vinegar as instructed and it went away in a week."

That is really nice that the wart went away. But I did not instruct you to use the apple cider vinegar. You must have read that from another site! But I am glad that the wart is gone!

If it reappears, it would be best to locate a holistic veterinarian to have it treated holistically.

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.

********Hi Heidi*************************
For your Doberman puppy, see our page on Dog Warts vs Papillomas, http://www.organic-pet-digest.com/dog-warts.html and follow the instructions using the homeopathic remedy Thuya.

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

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