Can dogs have warts?

My dog has what looks like warts on the inside of her mouth. What are they?

Puppy Warts - Oral Papilloma

Eddie ended up with puppy warts when he was just over a year. It was around August.
Looking back, I guess after 2 months of sharing water bowls at the park with other dogs, its not a surprise he got them.

When I first saw the warts I didn't know what they were - Eddie had them in his mouth - about 10 or so, some big ones. Needless to say I panicked and rushed him off to the vet.

The vet explained these warts are common with puppies since their immune system hasn't fully developed. He said there wasn't really anything we could do except wait it out - which could be potentially months.

Since these warts are contagious I kept Eddie out of the dog park.

After a week of dealing with a restless pointer I decided to try something I read online.

I read - Instead of waiting for the dog's immune system to mature enough to fight these warts you can try to kick-start the dog's immune system by crushing one of the warts - so i got a wet wash cloth and pinched down hard on the largest wart. Eddie didn't flinch which was a relief - there was a little blood but nothing serious and Eddie seemed pretty much un-phased by the experience.

A week later the warts had pretty much disappeared.

I am not 100% sure that what I did was the solution but from what I read online about warts lasting months compared to the just under 3 weeks that Eddie's bout lasted - I confidently recommend this option.

shared by a German Short-Haired Pointer owner

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