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A. That sounds very strange, if it has come up very quickly it could be an allergic reaction. I would recommend having it checked by your vet as soon as possible especially if it doesn’t start to decrease after a few hours.

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The canine papilloma virus falls in this category. Highly contagious, COPV most commonly appears in young dogs and, sometimes, in senior dogs due to immune systems that are not as fully developed or robust as in healthy adult dogs between the ages of two to seven.
Canine oral papillomas, also known as oral warts, are small, benign tumors of the mouth caused by the papilloma virus. They are found on the lips, gums, mouth, and rarely can also be located on other mucous membranes. Canine oral papillomas usually affect young dogs, under the age of 2.
Many different types of canine papillomaviruses have been identified, and each type tends to cause a particular form of the disease (for example, warts in and around the mouth versus warts affecting the feet). Dogs with warts are contagious to other dogs, but not to other animals or people.
Antiviral doses of interferon have been used to treat severe cases. While this treatment is available in specialty settings, it`s considered expensive and inconsistent. A new, topical medication called imiquimod is also available and is increasingly being prescribed for dogs.
In other words, when you see the last papilloma disappear, wait another 2 months before engaging in doggie social activities again. Yes, this means that your dog may be socially isolated for up to 6 months. Why so long? Because the incubation period is up to 2 months.
Stage 1: A small, smooth lesion appears around the mouth and continues to grow or multiply. Stage 2: The surface of the papilloma becomes texturized with growth. Stage 3: If an oral papilloma is located inside the mouth and continues to actively grow, dogs might experience discomfort leading to a refusal to eat.
Canine papillomas is a species-specific disease so warts cannot be transmitted to people or other species of animals (like cats). If you notice a strange-looking growth around or in your dog`s mouth – or anywhere on his or her body – we encourage you to make an appointment to visit your veterinarian.
Canine Papilloma Virus Treatment for Dogs

Usually no treatment is needed for canine papilloma virus as the CPV-1 papillomas will fall off within 2 months. However, if there are many of them, if they are large, or if they otherwise interfere with a dog`s normal activity they can be removed by a veterinarian.

Papilloma viruses can survive for a long time in the environment, and they gain access when skin becomes damaged, for example, by abrasions or insect bites. They can be spread by direct contact with another dog who has a wart, or when viral particles contaminate equipment like bedding or food bowls.
Papillomas, also known as dog warts, are small growths caused by a viral infection that grows outwards and have a lumpy surface, often resembling small cauliflowers. They typically appear as a cluster of multiple growths, although single growths are possible.
Treatment options

Cryotherapy: Involves extremely cold substances, such as liquid nitrogen, to freeze and kill warts. Electrosurgery: Uses a high-frequency electric current to burn off any warts. Surgical removal: In some cases, healthcare providers may surgically remove warts from the body.

On the whole a wart will not bother your dog or cause any pain. Rarely if it occurs in an easy to reach area such as a leg the dog may lick or bite at the area. It is important to discourage this to avoid problems such as irritation and infection.
Treatment. Most oral HPV infections go away on their own without treatment within 2 years and do not cause any health problems.
Most oral papillomas are harmless and pose no significant health risk to dogs. However, if there are warts in large numbers and sizes, they can pose a health risk as they can impede breathing and swallowing.
As the immune system improves, a response will mount and likely resolve the infection. Most papillomas will resolve themselves, and disappear within 3 months. If a healthy immune response occurs, your dog will likely not have the virus again.
Warts are thought to be contagious for as long as they are present on your body. The virus is more likely to spread if the skin is wet, soft or has been in contact with a rough surface. Warts can also be spread to other parts of your own body.
While HPV is susceptible to certain disinfectants, including hypochlorite and peracetic acid, it is resistant to alcohol-based disinfectants. “Chemical disinfectants in hand sanitizer are commonly used in the general population to prevent the spread of infectious diseases,” Meyers said.
There are two popular natural remedies to use as a response to papillomas. The first is the application of Vitamin E. The second is the use of a homeopathic remedy called Thuja. It is important to have the papilloma diagnosed by a veterinarian to ensure it is not a tumour or another type of problem.
There is currently no scientific research to suggest that apple cider vinegar is an effective treatment for warts. The idea behind this treatment is that the acid should destroy the wart tissue, in a similar way that salicylic acid does.
In general, apple cider vinegar is believed to work for warts in the following ways: Vinegar is an acid (acetic acid), so it can kill some types of bacteria and viruses on contact. The vinegar burns and slowly destroys the infected skin, causing the wart to fall off, similar to how salicylic acid works.
Cancerous warts on dogs will look pretty different from normal warts. They might be large and abnormal in shape. Cancerous warts also will have a bumpier feel to them and might grow at a rapid rate. If you monitor your dog`s warts closely, you are more likely to notice if any moles change.
Identifying Canine Papilloma Virus

Papillomas most commonly occur on the face, lips, extremities, and within the oral cavity. These warts are generally small in appearance and pale to pink in color. They tend to be cauliflower-like and may enlarge and become darker over time.

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Q. I have gsd 6 months old he has warts in his tongue in begining and spread over to his muzzle also it increased the size and iam very feard about mydog
ANSWER : A. That sounds very strange, if it has come up very quickly it could be an allergic reaction. I would recommend having it checked by your vet as soon as possible especially if it doesn’t start to decrease after a few hours.

Q. My dog drinks a lot of water, should I worry?
ANSWER : A. Firstly, you should quantify if your dog is actually drinking an excessive amount of water. In a 24 hour period, a dog should drink about 1 fluid ounce (or 30mL) per pound of body weight. Therefore, the recommended amount of water intake (in fluid ounces) equals your dog’s weight (in pounds). For example, if your dog weighs 8 pounds, he/she should drink about a cup of water in a 1 hour period. This will be slightly increased if your dog gets a lot of physical activity or lives outdoors.

You can measure your dog’s water intake the following way: in the morning, measure a specific amount, a little bit more than you think he/she will drink. 24 hours later, measure the remaining amount. If the amount of water your dog drank is significantly greater than it should be, then you should take your dog to a veterinarian.

Causes for mildly increased water consumption include: food changes, increased ambient and body temperature, increased activity, urinary tract infection, and general illness.

Common causes for greatly increased water consumption include: diabetes, urinary tract infection, kidney disease, steroid use, and other systemic diseases. With large increases in water consumption, you will also usually see increased urination. Please take note of urinary patterns to discuss with your vet. Greatly increased drinking and urination is ALWAYS a reason to see a vet.

Q. I just obtained a 6 year old Yorkie and he has what looks like cateraics and he also drinks a whole lot of water and has hair lost like hot spots why
ANSWER : A. I would have her checked over because cataracts and increased thirst can be a sign of diabetes. Cataracts can also be related to ageing but 6 years old is not old enough !

Q. My 13 year old Shih-Tzu has just been diagnosed with bone cancer in his left front leg. There is a knot at the joint. What happens now?
ANSWER : A. Treatment depends greatly on how the cancer is progressing and what you’d like to do for quality of life. If the cancer has not spread, some vets may recommend amputation of the leg to prevent further spread and prolong a healthier life. Your vet may also recommend monitoring with X-rays and bloodwork to watch for spread of the cancer to other areas. In some cases, chemotherapy may also be recommended to stop spread or treat it. Speaking with your vet about your dog’s individual needs and issues is best in determining the course of action you’d like to take.

Q. Hi. My 14 yr old beagle was just diagnosed with bladder cancer.How much time do we have? By giving peroxicam how much follow up will he need.
ANSWER : A. Bladder cancer (typically Transitional cell carcinoma) has a median survival:
no therapy – 4-6 months
with therapy (Piroxicam + Chemotherapy)- 6-12 months
Long term prognosis is grave.

There are no statistics for just Piroxicam that I came across.

It is recommended to do an ultrasound every 6-8 weeks to determine the disease status and thoracic radiographs every 2-3 months to monitor for spread of the disease.

Q. How can I train my 4 month old puppy to sit?
ANSWER : A. Training basic commands such as sit is very easy using a positive reinforcement method and does not require any more materials than a place to sit and some very yummy treats! When beginning to teach your dog new tricks, starting off in a distraction free area (such as a quiet room in the house) is best. The training can then expand to more distracting places once your dog has the hang of things.

Start by showing your dog a tasty treat and placing it over his or her nose. When they begin to sniff at the treat, gently move the treat backward. Most dogs will follow the treat with their head, and the backward motion will cause their back ends to sit down! Once your dog sits, reward with the treat and some praise. If your dog tends to walk backwards instead of sit, doing this technique against a wall will prevent your dog from walking backward and encourage sitting.

Once your dog has done this a few times, begin to add the word “sit” every time you put the treat above your dog’s head. Only say the word once, and then continue with the luring motion. Your dog will begin to associate the word with the action after several tries! After this, you can begin to attempt to offer the word “sit” once, and if your dog does so, reward with a treat and praise! If your dog forgets, or appears bored, stop training and try again at a later time- most puppies only have an attention span of a few minutes at most!

Q. I recently added a new 2 month old female kitten to my house and my male 5 month the old kitten has turned aggressive and chases the kitten down..
ANSWER : A. It is possible it could be play behavior but without seeing it in person, hard to say. Is the male kitten neutered? You may want to consider doing so. Also, try re-introducing the kittens slowly by creating a safe space for the new kitten behind a closed door in a room. Keep her there for at least a week so she is protected but your male is still able to smell her. After a week or 2, you can then graduate to using a baby gate so they can then not only smell each other but safely see each other as well. If that is going okay, after another few days you can bring the gate down. Also, be sure to have feeding bowls in separate locations and at least 2 litter boxes.

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Q. My 18 month old cavapoo keeps going for my sons 2 yr old English bull terrier when he comes to our house, we also have a 7 month old border terrier
ANSWER : A. Dog on dog aggression can be a serious and in-depth problem to treat, and it is best to seek a trainer or animal behaviorist in your area that can visit in person and give you tailored advice. Until then, it is best to keep the two dogs separated and be sure to remove any objects that may be grounds for contention such as food, shared water bowls (adding more can help), toys and bones to prevent fighting over these resources. If you need to find a behaviorist in your area, you can follow this link:

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