Skin Disease: Viral Papillomas — Warts
Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic has extensive experience diagnosing and treating viral papillomas in dogs, cats, and horses. Viral papillomas, or warts, are small non-cancerous growths caused by the papillomavirus. If left untreated, they can spread to other parts of your pet’s body or develop into cancerous lesions.
Diagnosing Viral Papillomas
If we suspect that papillomas have affected the skin, pathology tests will be required. A biopsy of the lesions will be taken for testing. The results of the biopsy and additional tests associated with the immune system will establish whether viral antibodies are present.
Treating Viral Papillomas
We will discuss all of your pet’s treatment options with you, including surgical options. Veterinary laser surgery is a proven treatment, which removes the diseased tissue with less bleeding, pain, and swelling compared to other surgical methods. These images represent treatment via laser surgery.
We understand the stress and anxiety associated with an ailing pet, especially those ailments requiring surgery. We will carefully discuss all aspects of your pet’s treatment and post-operative care. Our skilled veterinary team is focused on your pet’s safety and pain management during any surgical procedure to ensure the best possible outcome for your pet. We will carefully monitor your pet during surgery and recovery and perform any follow-up necessary. For your convenience, we provide written communication to your primary veterinarian informing them of the diagnosis and treatment your pet received from our clinic.
We look forward to partnering with you on your pet’s health care. Please contact us to schedule an appointment. We are available to answer any questions regarding viral papillomas or their treatment.