My Dog Has A Wart Like Growth, Should I Be Worried


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Connor Sephton Profile
Connor Sephton answered
It is impossible to make a diagnosis on the Internet, and there could be a few reasons why your dog has a wart-like growth, including the fact that it could actually be a wart, or it could be a cyst. The worst possible scenario is that it is a tumour, so it really needs to be checked out by a vet to make sure, put your mind at rest, and make sure that your dog gets treatment if it is needed.

It is likely that when you take your dog to the vet, they will want to perform a needle biopsy to take some cells that can be analysed. This is a really quick procedure and is no more painful for your dog than having its vaccinations. Your dog may have the tiniest of bleeding from the site but no other side effects are usual.

Once the cells have been taken, they are put on a slide to be analysed under a microscope and if you have had the procedure done in a clinical lab, you should know the results before you leave. If there is any doubt as to what the sample is indicating, or if it has any unusual characteristics, the vet will probably send the slide to a pathologist to check, though this may be the normal procedure anyway for your vet, so don’t panic if that’s what they say they are going to do.

Having a needle biopsy is a quick, virtually painless procedure that is also cost effective, it can make sure that your pet gets the right treatment rather than unnecessary and potentially expensive ones.
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Gail Licordare answered
It is probably a condition known as Histiocytomas. They are very common skin tumors in dogs but rarely in cats. These tumors are benign (non-cancerous) and usually affect younger pets. Boxers, Dachshunds, Cocker Spaniels, Great Danes and Shetland Sheepdogs are more susceptible to these growths than other breeds. They usually occur singly on the head, face, ears, and legs. Usually less than 1 inch in diameter, button or domed-shaped and ulcerated. I have a mini Dachshund and she is a smooth coat hers lasted 8 weeks and Surgery was an option but it would have left her ear scarred. I waited but did have a needle biopsy done to be sure it was not cancer.
Dianne Butler Profile
Dianne Butler answered
According to the vet, our poodle had these wart like growths because of a flea infestation. I thought a flea infestation would be more obvious than having to take the dog to the vet to find out this "simple" solution. thebutler
thanked the writer.
Anonymous commented
I live in Alberta and just lost m y 15 yearold bassethound in April.
She had wartlike growths starting on eyelid and they would break and bleed
but I noted with horror they were also growing under her eyelid., All I
know is they're horrible. She had one taken out of her ear which become
infected but the eye one I didn't do cuz she was old.
I just want to warn everyone to get them off by laser first time you
see them. She lived a long life but I am sure her eyes were
sore ..
Thank you for
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
My pit bull has a growth on his right side of his face its getting bigger and is changing colors and is falling off his face with some blood .I have no money for a vet. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Anonymous answered
My friends dog had the same thing and just had to take it to the vet to have some tests it will be fine.
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Amy Murphy answered
It may be a Tumer. You should bring you dog to the vet to get it checked on. Keep close eye on it if it gets worse such as grows or changes color.
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Anonymous answered
Might be a tumor darlin.
Just go to the vet and I'm sure your wee dog will be fine.
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Anonymous answered
My dog had a pink mole like growth on chest dog is a pit-bull and growth is half the size of a grape
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Anonymous answered
My dog has been acting different lately, and I don't know why. She is only 7 and she is having trouble going up and down steps. I discovered this lump on her face, it is black and about the size of a pea. Also, she shakes a lot. I don't know if it's because she had a bad dream the night before, or if it has to do with her weight, or even because of the growth on her face. By the way she is a mutt, but she acts more like a terrier. If you have any suggestions of what is wrong then please comment. Thanks!!!!

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