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How to treat warts on poodles

Updated April 17, 2017

Canine warts, or canine papilloma, are commonly found on older poodles. The papilloma virus attacks the poodle's immune system and causes lesions on its skin. Most commonly found around the mouth and lips, these warts can actually occur anywhere on the poodle's body. Immediate treatment is recommended, since they spread quickly. Many dog owners have found that homeopathic treatment works for their poodles. These home remedies typically take a week or more to see results.

Give your poodle a daily vitamin to help boost its immune system. Warts occur when the poodle has a weakened immune system.

Add 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar or unsweetened cranberry juice to the poodle's drinking water. This will acidify your pet's system and help kill the warts.

Add raw garlic to the poodle's food if possible. If that doesn't work, buy garlic supplement capsules, open them, and mix them into the dog food. Garlic is a powerful immune booster.

Make a mixture of 1 tbsp finely chopped raw onion and 1 tsp lemon juice. Put the poultice on the warts and leave for 15 minutes. Cover the poultice with gauze and secure with tape to keep it on the infected area. Repeat this twice a day as needed. If your poodle licks a lot, you may need to use a cone.

Tip

If these strategies don't work, then a vet can offer prescription medication or surgery for wart removal.

Things You'll Need

  • Canine vitamins
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Cranberry juice
  • Garlic
  • Chopped raw onion
  • Lemon juice
  • Gauze
  • Medical tape
  • Cone
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Mary Johnson-Gerard began writing professionally in 1975 and expanded to writing online in 2003. She has been published on the Frenzyness Divorce Blog and on Neumind International Pte Ltd. Her book "When Divorce Hurts Too Long—Ouch" was published in 2009. Johnson-Gerard holds a doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Missouri.