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Dear Dr. Gary: I have an 11 year old bichon who started getting warts about 2 years ago, they are all over her body getting big at times and bleeding we do have a vet but he wants to surgically remove them under anethesia and she has an over enlarged heart and we are not crazy about having them removed like that. yes she does need her teeth cleaned and they do have to put her under for that but with warts and teeth, we are not crazy about having them removed. But she seems to be not scratching them and they still do get big and bleed. Is there anything we can do to get these warts off of her without putting her through all of this. She is a great dog but a little over weight but these are getting to be a pain for her and us. when they bleed we clean them with peroxide and put neosporin on her seems to help but they bleed again and again. I would appreciate you helping her and us to somehow get rid of these without putting her under. I appreciate your help or an answer to this , Sincerely ***** ***** Tinker, Don Marquis.our email is DMarquis***@******.***

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Don?

This is not about Don it is our Bichon Frises, named Cassie

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

I'm sorry to hear of this with Cassie. Can you upload a photo(s) of these "warts" to our conversation? You can upload photos by using the paperclip or add file icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see those icons on your particular device) or you can use an external app such as dropbox.com/ Please check that the photo(s) is in focus prior to uploading it.

I suspect that you're describing sebaceous gland tumors - nodular sebaceous hyperplasia, sebaceous epithelioma, or sebaceous adenoma. They're all benign and surgical excision (laser ablation or cryosurgery) is usually curative for cosmetically unacceptable lesions or for lesions that bother Cassie or you. Regretfully, they don't respond to conservative (medical) therapy. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

I regret that my state board of veterinary examiners doesn't allow me to speak to customers by phone in this venue but other experts in this category may be able to assist you in this regard. Please let me know if you'd like another expert to do so and I'll opt out of this conversation. Please stay in the conversation if you wish.

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