Dog Wart Removal

One of the main things we get asked here is about Dog Wart Removal.
One of the first things a lot of vets will do is to suggest removing the dog warts. We are not vets, but we can tell you that 9 times out of 10 from our experiences here the warts will come back after they are removed.

You have to remember that the main reason these dog warts are there is because of a weakened immune system. I say numerous times that it is like chicken pox in people. Weak immune system you get them, your body fights them off and you never get them again. It is the same with the Canine Papilloma Virus. You must strengthen the immune system which will fight the dog warts and they will fall off.

The only time they should be surgically removed or frozen off is when they are interrupting eating and /or breathing.

I just wanted to add this point to stress the point that removing the dog warts is not a guaranteed cure! I get so many emails saying “we got them removed, but they came back”

12 Responses to “Dog Wart Removal”

  1. JM says:

    Everybody is quick to say increase the immune system or use supplements but no one/site ever acknowledges how to do so???? Can anyone please advise/list what treatment would achieve the outcome of an increased immune system or advise of supplements. Thank you

  2. carole says:

    My 13 year old Shih Tzu started with warts two/three years ago. Our Vet surgically removed them at the same time as his dental cleaning and told me then that they would likely be more. These are not in the mucosa areas but on his body. They start out white and some remain white while others turn dark.

    One grew rather long and then it fell off leaving a lower closer to the body wart. The cost of having these removed proves to be rather expensive and hope for an ending of them is rather dismal.

    The expense of having this done is quite high and we wouldn’t hesitate a second IF they would not reappear..Vet has offered no hope or alternate treatment of this situation..Just have them removed when they get to the place they bother me…

    What do you recommend that actually, REALLY works for this condition?

  3. Tamara says:

    How do I strengthen my dogs immune system. He has always been extremely healthy but the warts are spreading and he has about 8 of them now on his body. None on the face

  4. Tamara says:

    My schnauzer has about 8 warts now. All on his body, none on face. Always been healthy. What should I do to raise his immune system?

  5. Shelly says:

    I have a 4 year old rottweiler who seems to have a good immune system. We just went through about 8 weeks of kennel cough being passed around the dogs in the house and she never got it, so why else would a healthy dog start having warts pop up all over?

  6. Emmalinda says:

    I don’t believe this post is being specific enough. Not all types of dog warts are to do with immunity. My 16 year old poodle is as strong as an Ox, never ill, he also has never had vaccinations however he has dog warts ,this is very normal for old poodles to have. His warts appear, go black and scabby then fall off. We have the ones that he chews surgically removed other wise they can get infected.
    For people wanting to fight the warts off the best I have come up with in my research is to feed dogs with slightly cooked fresh beef mixed with vegetables.

  7. pam says:

    how do I boost my almost 1yr puppy immune system? I cant find anything about how to do this. please help thank you

  8. john hanny says:

    My cocker is 10 years old and in excellent health.
    I feed her Iam’s no fat food
    she has a huge wart on her outside ear and several smaller ones on her body
    what do i do to rid her of this?

  9. Mary says:

    I’ve been giving my puppy 1,000 mg of Lysine a day. I read on other sites it worked, and have been giving it a try. It hasn’t done anything yet, it’s been almost 2 weeks, but I’m hopeful it will. He has about 12 papilomas in his mouth but all on his gums so it’s not hurting his eating, but he does seem to itch a lot at his mouth which tells me they might be itchy. I’m afraid I will take him to his vet, and they will try to get me to pay to have them removed by telling me they’re cancerous etc… I’ve read that they don’t get any bigger, they won’t grow and overtake your dog’s mouth or body, but a couple have gotten bigger in his mouth since starting on the Lysine. What to do??

  10. Heather says:

    I am currently treating my puppy’s COPV with high doses of Vitamin C, Zinc, L-Lysine, Calcium, and Thuja. All immunity boosters. Hoping it will clear up within 2 weeks for a dog show…

  11. Teresa says:

    The best way to boost dog immune system is through some vitamins.

  12. Leslee says:

    You can boost your pet’s immune system with Omega max fish oil, Vitamin C, Colloidal Silver and Collostrum. It still takes time for the virus to run it’s course and usually gets worse before it gets better….the warts will begin to darken in color and start shrinking and one day you won’t even be able to tell they were there.

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