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Wart on outside of dog's ear

by Kat
(Wisconsin)

Wart on outside of ear

Wart on outside of ear

Wart on outside of ear
Inside of ear, Underside of wart

I have a male beagle mix that is appx 4 years old and 35 pounds. On June 4th I noticed something stuck to the fur on the outside of his ear. At first glance I thought it was a speck of dried mud from playing outside or a wood tick, but upon closer inspection I realized that it was some type of wart or growth.


It was dark pinkish-grey in color, round but with the slight cauliflower look when closely inspected, and roughly the size of a pencil eraser. He didn't fuss after it, scratch it, or show any signs of discomfort when I "examined" it.

Also, it is located on that odd little flap of skin most dogs have right behind the crease where the ear folds over. Thus I am able to clearly see the "underside" of where it is growing and there are no signs of redness or spreading. After doing some online research, I adopted the "monitor, wait, and see" approach.

As of this writing (3 weeks later on 6/26), it has grown to roughly twice its prior size (see photos from today ~ it is now about the size of a plump raisin or small grape). All of the aforementioned still hold ~ namely its general color/texture/appearance are the same, the fact that he doesn't fuss at it, etc. I have examined him thoroughly and don't see any other growths like this on him.

He has always been a happy, healthy, active dog. He last received vaccinations on 4/04/12 (DHLPP and Bordatella), had a clean heartworm check during that visit, and last received flea/tick treatment (Advantix) in early May. He has an adopted brother and several regular playmates, none of which have developed this kind of growth that I have found or am aware of (obviously I'm somewhat concerned about this being contagious).

I am going to purchase and apply Vitamin E daily starting today to see if that helps. In the meantime, I am most curious to hear if you agree this is likely a simple wart or if you see some reason for additional concern and a more immediate trip to my vet.

If there's no reason for immediate concern and you're a proponent of giving the Vitamin E (or other home remedy?) a chance to work... how long might it take to see a positive response to the Vit E? What other guidelines or considerations would you have if it continues to grow, changes in some other way, or fails to shrink and fall off??

Thank you for your help!

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Jun 27, 2012
My Online Vet Response for: Wart on outside of dog's ear
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

Hi Kat,
YES, I agree with your assessment. This growth is a wart. It is NOT contagious. It has developed in response to the vaccinations that were given back in April. Or possibly due to the cumulative effect of all the vaccines that he has had over his lifetime.

What needs to be done is to BOOST his immune system which has been 'impaired' by the vaccines. In holistic medicine, this condition is called, 'vaccinosis'.

Here's the plan:

1. Improve his DIET. NO MORE DRY DOG FOOD! See our page on 10 Best Dog Food options and consider a gradual transition to a canned or even a RAW food diet for him.

2. No more toxic flea/tick products. Use EVOLV made from cedar oil.

3. NO MORE VACCINATIONS! Seek the help of a holistic veterinarian to write an exemption form for him when his Rabies vaccination is due. (Which should be in 3 years, 4/2015)

Check out this info from Current Veterinary Therapy XI, from 1992.

4. Homeopathic Remedy THUYA 12c. It is given orally. You can give it to him by dry pellet, one pellet by mouth two times daily. Or dissolve one pellet into 2oz of Spring Water, and give it by eye dropper, TWO times daily for the next 6 weeks.

It might be best to have a holistic veterinarian available to monitor the progress. In some cases, the wart may get 'worse' before it gets better, or NEW warts may appear. Adjusting to a less frequent dosage, or increasing the potency, or needing to switch to a different remedy, are best determined by a veterinarian 'in person' to manage the case, depending on your dog's response.

Vitamin E oil for warts is beneficial for decreasing scar formation, and promoting healthy skin. So, if you wish to try it in combination with all of my other suggestions, that would be fine.

TO BE CONTINUED IN PART TWO

Jun 27, 2012
My Online Vet Response for: Wart on outside of dog's ear PART TWO
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

Hi Kat,
Here is the rest of my response.

There are numerous immune system supplements that can be added to the diet. But, I believe, it would be best to start with the above 'plan', and see how your dog responds!

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.

Take care,
Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

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DISCLAIMER: This educational advice is based on the depth of your question and the picture you submitted. 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




Jan 08, 2013
Wart on dogs ear
by: Anonymous

My almost 14 yr old brittany/springer spaniel had a large wart on her left ear. I read somewhere to cover the wart with clear nailpolish to block air to the wart so the virus would die. I decided to spray the wart with liquid bandaid instead. It made a small matted mess but I left it anyway for about 2.5 weeks. I then gently washed her ear with dog shampoo, rinsed several times. I then combed lightly around the wart and was pleasantly surprised when the wart came off with a small clump of fur. I cleaned the small wound area with antiseptic and am keeping it clean and watching in carefully.

Jan 12, 2013
My Online Vet Response for: Wart on outside of dog's ear
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

Dear Anonymous,
Thank you for your comments on the successful treatment of your own dog's wart. Although, in an older dog, the warts are not due to a virus.

See our page on Dog Warts, http://www.organic-pet-digest.com/dog-warts.html.

It is hard to say, but possibly, in your case, your dog's wart may have gone away on its own, without any treatment at all! It it returns, you may wish to seek the help of a holistic veterinarian.

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

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Apr 19, 2015
Wart? And now BLOODY!
by: Valerie

I believe my lab also has a wart. It is raised and black in color. I just noticed she must have scratched it and I just cleaned the blood up. The rag had quite a bit o fresh blood but it appears to have clotted. We do not have a wholistic vet in this city. She was a seeing eye dog and faithfully got her shots each yr. she moved in with me 4 yrs ago after my brother left for heaven and has not received any shots since as I have read the AVA's take on the dangers of vaccines every yr. (by law I should have given rabies... But have not followed thru w/ those either.) any help is greatly appreciated!

Apr 19, 2015
My Online Vet Response for: Wart on outside of Dog's Ear
by: Dr Carol Jean Tillman

April 19, 2015

Hi Valerie,
Thanks for your question. 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

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