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Wart or Growth on Puppy's Nose

by Colleen D.
(North Vancouver, BC, Canada)




I have a 6 month old lab cross who has developed some sort of growth on her nose. It started about 4 weeks ago as a tiny white dot that has gotten bigger and is now growing at an alarming rate.


I've been treating it with Vitamin E oil, 3-4 times a day. It's now a brownish color and I guess she's bumped it on something because it's sticking out and part of it is coming off.

By looking at the pictures, can you tell if this is just a wart or something more serious?

She's getting spayed in 2 days so will be asleep if this is something that needs to be removed by surgery.

I plan on giving her thuja remedy pellets, but not sure of the dosage.

Her immune system could be compromised by over-vaccination?

She was a rescue dog from an Indian reservation and we got her at 4 months old.

She has also developed ear mites or an ear infection, this I've been treating with organic apple cider vinegar mixed with distilled water and then olive oil? Only problem is she runs under the bed when she sees the cotton balls so have not been able to do it on a daily basis.

Thank you for any help and advice....Colleen and Hailey

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Aug 28, 2013
My Online Vet Response for: Wart or Growth on Puppy's Nose
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

August 28, 2013

Hi Colleen,

Yes, Hailey has a wart, located on the ventral philtrum of her nose.

You are correct in your statement, "Her immune system could be compromised by over-vaccination". This has also contributed to her ear disease, (whether due to mites or infection from yeast or bacteria), the condition of vaccinosis can be caused in a susceptible individual due to too many vaccinations. Surgical removal of the wart, while convenient when she is under anesthesia for her spay, will cause MORE warts to appear elsewhere on her body. And may cause the ear problem to worsen due to stress of surgery.

Is it possible to delay her spay for a month? This way you can improve her immune system and treat her 'vaccinosis'.
Have an otoscopic exam done on her ears to diagnose if it is earmites, yeast, bacteria or 'other', such as a foreign body!

Start with Thuya 12C, one pellet dissolved in 2 oz of Spring Water, in an eye dropper bottle. Shake, (or succuss) the bottle 20X, by hitting it against the palm of your had. Give Hailey 1/2 dropperful of the liquid by mouth TWO times daily for a month.

If her ears have ear mites:
Use 1-2 eyedropper full of olive oil into both ears two times per week for one month.

If her ears have yeast, use 1/2 dropperful of apple cider vinegar in her ears TWO times per week for a month.

If there is a foreign body/(foxtail or grass awn) in her ear, it should be removed.

She may need immune system supplements.
1. Missing Link Canine Formula
2. Immuplex from Standard Process
3. OrthoMolecular Specialties, Mega C Powder

Also, make sure she is eating a healthy diet that includes raw meat. NO RAW PORK or RAW FISH. See our page on 10 Best Dog Food Options, http://www.organic-pet-digest.com/10-best-dog-food-options.html.

And visit a holistic vet to consider exemptions for future vaccinations. 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.

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Take care,
Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

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Aug 29, 2013
Many Thanks
by: Colleen and Hailey

Hi Dr. Tillman, I apppreciate your advise and the information. Unfortunatley I can't delay the spaying, it comes under the adoption agency and they are very strict as to when it's done. Hailey is on a very good food, no grain, and raw turkey/veg or buffalo tripe 2-3 times a week. Also all her snacks are grain free and include apples, bananas, blueberries, carrots, dried liver, yams, etc. We will start giving her raw bones soon, her teeth are finally in. I'll be in touch again to let you know how she's doing. Thanks again.

Aug 30, 2013
My Online Vet Response for: Wart or Growth on Puppy's Nose
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

August 30, 2013

Hi Colleen,

Unfortunately, I understand. Hopefully, Hailey will have a strong vital force and overcome the stresses of surgery!

Keep her on a good diet! And caution with any more vaccinations.

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.

Aug 30, 2013
medications post surgery?
by: Colleen and Hailey

Hi again Dr. Tillman, Hailey has had her surgery. They sent her home with 2 medications, something I've never had before with my other 2 dogs. They want me to give her 6-9 tramadol pills per day and a syringe of metacam. Is this necessary? I worry about the side effects of metacam, my other dog got very ill on it. With my other dogs not having had any meds after spaying, I'm concerned this is too much and could it be to dope her up for easier after care? So she's too tired to run around and play? Thanks for any advice..Colleen and Hailey

Aug 30, 2013
My Online Vet Response for: Wart or Growth on Puppy's Nose
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

August 30, 2013

Hi Colleen,

Tramadol is a synthetic morphine and Metacam is an non-steroid anti-inflammatory. Post-op surgeries in my care receive Arnica montana 30C or 200C. (The 200C is stronger, and may not be available in your health food store. If it is available, use that one, if not then use the 30C.)

Give one dose once an hour for 3 hours, then every 6-8 hours for 2-3 days. Then as needed. You can give one pellet by mouth per dose, or dissolve one pellet in 2 oz glass dropper bottle, and give 1/2 dropperful by mouth per dose.

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.


Sep 01, 2013
Thanks so much
by: Colleen and Hailey

Hi Dr. Carol, I appreciate all your wonderful advice. I have found a health store owner with much knowledge in remedies, she trains police dogs. She will be helping us get Hailey all healthy and in top condition. All the best to you and keep doing the great job helping pet owners. Love from Colleen and Hailey.

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