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How are "puppy warts" contagious?

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How long are "puppy warts" contagious?
Thanks for the question.

Puppy warts (The Canine Papilloma Virus) would infectious in three situations :

1. Evidence suggests that the virus is infectious for up to two weeks before the actual warts appear.

2. The virus is infectious while the actual warts are present.

3. While I can find nothing in the literature it would be a reasonable assumption that the virus would be infectious for up to a month after the warts have regressed completely.

Here is a link to an informative web site on the subject :

If I can advise you further please get back in touch.

Scott Nimmo BVMS
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