Helping to identify the presence of warts on your pets can help relieve some of the discomfort your pet might face. Further, this will ensure better treatment of your pet that with their loyalty will thank you for your caring heart.

Warts do not only necessarily attack humans; family pets can also get warts. Certain viruses are more likely to cause the growth of small round skin tumors that we term as warts.

warts on pets

What do warts look like on pets? You could see pictures of different types of warts by simply visiting the library or by browsing through the internet sites to get pictures of what they look like. Similar to humans, warts can develop as small round shaped skin growths on your pets and most of us probably think they are harmless to both pets and animals, but this is not necessarily true.

In general, many types of round skin growths can be very hard to detect as they are smaller in size. Due to this reason, you need to have your pet examined by the vet. Dogs can get warts called viral warts, but warts that occur on a dog will not be caused by the same virus that causes human warts.

To emphasize, dogs cannot obtain warts from humans and definitely, humans cannot “catch” warts from their dogs. While mentioning warts, we do not refer those skin growths on pets as “warts” but “viral papillomavirus” instead. These skin tumors are benign and are caused by the canine oral papillomavirus. They will appear as round and with a rough surface resembling cauliflowers or sea anemones.

These warts, normally, appear on younger dog’s lips and muzzle, and its occurrence is usually seen in dogs with the age of 2 years or younger. Instead of appearing as single growth, these warts can occur in group. The incubation period in your dogs is 1-2 months and this infection can be transmitted with the papillomas on an infected dog. It is actually not contagious to other pets you may have or humans as the viruses can only be transmitted between/among dogs.

Dogs that are infected are those who are more likely to have an immature system. This explains why a younger dog will get infected easily. As the dog itself cannot tell you that it is infected there is a need to study warts and identify them on pets to help you spot them on your dog if it gets infected.

The presence of warts can be quite annoying and bothersome to animals. Hence, if you are suspicious your dog has warts, bring them immediately to have examined by the vet. The warts can be cured and your dog will definitely appreciate and thank off for your loving care.

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