We all know that people can get warts, but what about your family pet? Believe it or not, our dog can most certainly get warts.Certain viruses are most definitely able to cause the growth of small round skin tumors that are mostly referred to as warts. We can find many different ways to see what a wart looks like.
How do warts look on pets?
You can see pictures of different warts by looking at different Internet sites,o r you can go to the library and get information and pictures of
Can I give my pet warts?
Dogs cannot get a wart from people and of course people cannot get a wart from the dog. When we are dealing with a dog we do not call these growths "warts", We use the most formal term that is called "viral papilloma.
These are benign skin tumors that are caused by the canine oral papillomavirus.These papillomas are round but will often have a rough surface that is similar to a sea anemone or a cauliflower.
These will usually appear on a young dogs lips and muzzle. This is usually in dogs that are 2 years or younger.These warts will also occur in groups rather than as a single growth.This infection is transmitted with the papillomas on an infected dog.The incubation period in your dog is 1-2 months.This virus can only be spread among dogs.It is actually not contagious to humans or other pets you may have.
How do they get infected?
For a dog to become infected, the dog will most likely have a weak immune system. This is why the infected wart will appear on a younger dog.We do not know at this time if the dog that is infected must actually show visible lesions for the warts to be contagious. So since your dog cannot tell you he has something that is bothering him remember what you have studied on warts so you can help your dog when they may occur on him.
Warts can be very bothersome to animals, so if you do suspect your animal has warts, take them to the vet and get it checked out. The warts can be treated and your pet will be much better off thanks to your loving care.