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My spaniel has 2 or 3 "wart like" pimples. What does this

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My spaniel has 2 or 3 "wart like" pimples. What does this signify, please?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.

Rebecca :

Hello,

Rebecca :

I am sorry to hear about Bonnie.

Rebecca :

My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.

Rebecca :

These could be a few different things. How big are they; how long have they been there?

Rebecca :

Dogs can get true warts, which are caused by a virus. These usually go away on their own after a few weeks.

Rebecca :

They can also get pimples, pus filled bumps that may need to be treated with antibiotics.

Rebecca :

Older dogs, and especially Cockers, can get "sebaceous adenomas", raised pink hairless irregular lumps, that are benign growths.

Rebecca :

Here are pictures of sebaceous adenomas: pictures of sebaceous adenomas in dogs.

Rebecca :

Just cut and paste "pictures of sebaceous adenomas in dogs." into your browser and several pictures should pop up.

Rebecca :

These are pictures of viral warts, the kind that will resolve on their own: pictures of warts in dogs

Customer:

They are as big as a "tick" not sure how long, only showed when she was clipped last Monday, not noticed last time she was clipped 6 weeks ago.

Rebecca :

And lastly, dogs can get raised pink pale hairless growths that are cancerous, like mast cell tumors.

Customer:

Thank you I had better take her to the vet for a check up then?

Rebecca :

It would be best to have these identified, and then you will know the best way to treat.

Customer:

Can they be easily removed? Thank you.

Rebecca :

Warts will go away on their own. Pimples should resolve with antibiotics. Sebaceous adenomas are benign, but easily removed.

Customer:

Thanks for your help.

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Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for the good rating.

Rebecca