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Warts can develop on dogs, just like humans, on their face, legs, back, belly and tail. Treatment for warts can be expensive and even harsh on your dog's skin. While some warts are severe enough to need veterinarian assistance and treatment, some can be treated with simple home remedies. Before you treat your dog with expensive treatments, try some of these home remedies that can be found around your house or cheaply bought at the store.
You can find vitamin E in the form a soft-gel capsules in many health food stores and large supermarket chains. To apply these, you will need to pop the capsule with something sharp, such as a safety pin, and then apply the oil directly to the warts on your canine. Vitamin E is safe for your dog, your and your household.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and can be helpful in getting rid of warts in dogs. This vitamin can be applied as a topical treatment or as an ingested supplement. If you choose to use vitamin C as a topical treatment, cover the wart and the area surrounding it.
Vitamin A is similar to vitamin C in that it can be given to your dog topically or it can be ingested. However, it is more common for the vitamin to be given orally than as a topical treatment.
Castor Oil is helpful for warts that are in painful places on your dog. The oil can help soften the wart tissue and reduce the irritation. When warts are positioned on the ear or inside the armpit, the oil is a must to reduce the irritation and pain for your dog.
When to See a Veterinarian
If the wart does not go away after a few weeks or it becomes larger, inflamed or infected, you should take your dog to see a veterinarian. Warts can sometimes be a sign of a more serious illness, making it important to get it checked out if it fails to go away. Veterinarians can also prescribe stronger treatments that may be necessary to treat severe cases of warts.
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