Puppy Warts – What are they?
Dog warts, also known as “cutaneous papillomas” can be found quite often in puppies, although older dogs can get them. The warts are usually found on the dog’s face, along the lips, inside the mouth, and occasionally on the eyelids or toes. The color is generally pale, and will have the appearance of cauliflower.
How did my dog get them?
The infection is transmitted through direct contact with the virus on an infected dog or in the dog’s environment. It may take months after exposure to the virus for a dog to develop warts. It can only be spread among dogs, and not from dogs to humans. Most dogs have them at one point or another in their life – the owner generally never even notices.
What should I do?
Wait. They almost always disappear within a few weeks to a few months. Removal can be painful and unnecessary. If the dog appears to be uncomfortable or having difficulty swallowing you should consult your vet.