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My 5 year-old yorkie gets wart-like growths over her entire

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My 5 year-old yorkie gets wart-like growths over her entire back and head. I scratch them off every other day. This has been going on for nearly a year. What are my options. Taking her to the local veterinarian would mean standard xray, blood work, ... - that's just the way she does business. I just don't have the funds to do that right not. please help. My 2 yorkies (mom and daughter) are my life.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Will replied 4 years ago.

Hi,

 

I am Dr. Will and I will try and help.

 

You say these look like warts. When you scrape them off, is there any fluid in them? Do they bleed. Would you say they look like pimples? are they black or white or pink?

 

I will watch for your reply.

 

Dr Will

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
the "little balls" are flesh colored and only bleed if I don't scratch them off for several days. There is no puss in them they are dry and "light weight" more like a ball of scab than a pimple of puss
Expert:  Dr Will replied 4 years ago.

Hi again,

 

To be this numerous, I am suspicious of a dry staphylococcus dermatitis. Staph can get into the sebaceous glands and hair follicle and cause swelling like you are describing.

 

I would use a good medicated shampoo or even just use chlorhexidine soap. Scrub the skin thoroughly and then rinse with an apple cider vinegar solution of 2 tablespoons of vinegar to a gallon jug of water. Let her dry. Repeat weekly.

 

This should reduce the problem.

 

If this makes a difference, skin antibiotics such as simplicef would be very helpful. You might speak to vet about prescribing some.

 

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Thank you and best wishes, = Dr Will

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