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my 9 year old patterdale has developed lots of wart like growths

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my 9 year old patterdale has developed lots of wart like growths on his body. at first it looked like a tic, but they start as sm spots and grow quite unsightly.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 4 years ago.

Drew :

Hello, thanks for your question today! I am Dr. Drew, and I am a licensed veterinarian. I'll be happy to help you in any way I can.

Drew :

As dogs age, they are prone to developing lumps and bumps,

Drew :

many of these are benign, and are typically only a "cosmetic" problem, such as Sebaceous Adenomas, which may be what you are seeing.

Drew :

These are small warty-looking growths, which can grow to be several times larger than when first identified,

Drew :

and can become crusty or can rupture and leak.

Drew :

Unfortunately, surgical removal is the only option for these lumps,

Drew :

there is no cream or medicine that can be applied to remove such growths.