Dog Mouth Warts (Oral Papillomas): How to Treat Canine Mouth Sores

January 31, 2011 | Healthy Dog | Leave a Comment |

Upon seeing a wart in any part of the dog’s body, don’t just rush and head on over to the vet. When dealing with warts, owners are usually dealing with more than just one. Some warts are mild and disappear on their own while others signify a more serious underlying health condition. It is also known as oral papillomas in dogs.

Dog Mouth Warts

  • Warts can be described as small bumps that appear on the skin’s surface or inside the nasal or oral mucosa.
  • Typically, warts usually have a rough surface and resemble a cauliflower.
  • Warts can spread rapidly and so there is always more than just one wart.
  • Most of the time warts are benign.
  • Warts that are present inside a dog’s mouth can prove dangerous as it interferes with eating and swallowing.

Dog Mouth Sores

  • When inspecting the mouth for warts, check to see if there are any sores present.
  • Sores are indicative of a skin disease or an internal disease.
  • Some sores are harmless while others can be fatal.
  • Symptoms of present mouth sores include oral ulcers, swollen mouth, bleeding gums, excessive drooling, difficulty chewing or swallowing, bad breath, and loss of appetite among many others.

Dog Mouth Warts and Sores Treatment

Before taking the dog immediately to the vet on the first sight of a wart or sore, observe the dog first for severity of condition to prevent the dog from suffering from needless pain.

  • Treatment for Dog Oral Warts
    • Main treatment is to freeze off the wart until it is rendered dead and can be effectively removed.
    • This procedure requires the dog to be under anesthesia.

Treatment for Dog Oral Sores

  • Treat the underlying health condition.
  • Offer soft food that shouldn’t be too hot to facilitate chewing and swallowing.
  • Offer crushed ice to relieve oral pain.

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