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My dog has a wart on her belly button. It hangs about 4".

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My dog has a wart on her belly button. It hangs about 4". What can I do for this? Thanks Vicki
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hello.

Most skin warts are benign in dogs. If you ignore them, they may get a little bigger, but they shouldn't spread or metastasize anywhere.

If you want to get rid of it for aesthetic reasons, then I would probably just use a local anesthetic and have it removed. This can also be done under general anesthesia if the dog doesn't tolerate the local well. I would always biopsy a mass after it's removed to make sure there are no abnormal or cancerous cells.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

You're welcome.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Hi Vicki,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Rusti. How is everything going?
Dr. Gary
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