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 Post subject: Warts!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:24 pm 
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Hi. I noticed a few warts on KoKo and Maurice. They are seven years old. Is that common? KoKo also has a whole bunch of seed warts clusters on the top of her ears. Any advice on what I should do? Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Warts!
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I think that it is somewhat normal for older cockers. My cocker had them all over and, for a while, I had some of them removed, but those that weren't a mess I would leave alone. She had a large one on her ear pad that could not be controlled and would just break open (get scratched) and bleed. I just bandaged her ears much of the time. The ear pads are difficult because they are thin and carry a lot of blood (hard to heal). I have heard some good things recently about grape seed (vitamin form) in controlling and warding off warts in humans, but I don't know if that is an item toxic to dogs. You might check into it (not expensive) with your vet and on-line.

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 Post subject: Re: Warts!
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Yes, very common. When I was doing rescue we used the presence, or not, of warts to help gauge a cocker's age. They don't get them until after they're about 6ish.

Cricket had a ton of them develop quickly, and when she had her last dental in November, they used the laser to get rid of them; quick, easy, painless, not expensive, left small black scabs that dried up and fell off in about 2.5 weeks. I chose to get rid of them because they were all grooming hazards! There was one relatively large one on the inside of her ear flap and she just would not leave it alone; she rubbed it raw every time it started to heal.

I think the worst thing about the warts is that it's harder to keep track of them, in terms of- is this important to have the vet look at, or not? I'm really aware of "skin things" after my first cocker had a mast cell tumor (thankfully caught quickly and removed with clear margins, so she could live another 5.5 years.)

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 Post subject: Re: Warts!
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Terry T. wrote:
I have heard some good things recently about grape seed (vitamin form) in controlling and warding off warts in humans, but I don't know if that is an item toxic to dogs.


As a random aside, grapeseed extract is one of the key ingredients Petzlife, a dental gel I (and many other on the forum) have used, so I'm guessing it's not toxic :th-up


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 Post subject: Re: Warts!
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If you can find the warts as they start one could use organic apple cider vinegar, I have dyed up two or three, but these were small bumps, I did cut one off a leg that I didn't know it was there with the clippers I cut it off the rest of the way.

All warts should be looked at, and we did have some removed by surgery the bad one was on his upper lip and a red one on his back.

Some come and go.


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 Post subject: Re: Warts!
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Thanks you all. I will use your advice.

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 Post subject: Re: Warts!
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Adenoma is the medical term. Our groomer often spots them before we do but we're getting better at it since we're more vigilent now that we know about them. ANY lump or bump on Scooby gets a vet visit without question. It's only money and he's our guy!


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 Post subject: Re: Warts!
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Adam wrote:
Terry T. wrote:
I have heard some good things recently about grape seed (vitamin form) in controlling and warding off warts in humans, but I don't know if that is an item toxic to dogs.


As a random aside, grapeseed extract is one of the key ingredients Petzlife, a dental gel I (and many other on the forum) have used, so I'm guessing it's not toxic :th-up


Oh, good! Thanks Adam.

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