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Papilloma

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Can anyone explain Papillomas in dogs? I work at a dog daycare that allows dogs with active papillomas in to play, and drink, and use the pool....are they infecting other dogs?? Should we wait until dogs are symptom free to not infect other dogs? The owner says its no big deal.
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  NancyH replied 11 years ago.
This site covers this disease well
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_canine_viral_papillomas.html
"The infection is transmitted via contact with the papillomas on an infected dog. The incubation period is 1-2 months. This virus can only be spread among dogs. It is not contagious to other pets or to humans. To become infected, the dog generally needs an immature immune system, thus this infection is primarily one of young dogs and puppies. Beyond this, transmission details are sketchy. It is not known whether the infected dog must actually show visible lesions to be contagious, nor how long after regression of lesions contagion is still of concern."

By the time you see the problem its probably too late to quarantine the dogs.
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