Canine Papilloma Virus (photos)

12 replies [Last post]
DJ's Dad's picture
Offline
Joined: 2010-10-04

Pet Profiles

This is a random virus that causes warts on a dog..usually in the mouth, around the eyes, on the genitals, or between the toes...soft tissue areas.

DJ had one between two toes on her left front foot that I just discovered yesterday.  The thing was huge, black and ugly, and must have popped up in just a short time, as I check her feet and between her toes every time I grind her nails, which has just been a couple of weeks ago.

My first reaction was tumor/cancer (I lost a dobie to cancer several years ago, and those things totally freak me out now).  I took off a half day of work and took her to my vet.  He did minor surgery in the office, numbing the foot, removing the wart a little deeper than the surface, and left a pretty good sized hole inbetween  her toes, so he put 3 stitches in to hold it shut so it wouldnt bleed.  Gave her an antibiotic shot in the hip and a 10 day supply of ammoxicillin capsules to bring home with us.  He medicated the incision area, then wrapped it in gauze and pretty purple vet tape......the purple vet tape didnt make it through the night, however.  She couldnt stop picking and chewing at it.  So I took one of my white socks and put it on her foot (thanks SO much for this idea, Lady Kate) and taped it around the smaller part of her lower leg so it wouldnt slide off.  It stayed there all night, and still looking good today.  She has learned in the past to NOT chew holes in dad's socks. LOL

So, here's a few pics from facebook of my poor sweet DJ and her boo boo.

 

This is what I found yesterday when I looked to see why she was licking her foot so much.  AACKK!

 

After our vet visit and minor surgery to remove the growth and put in a few stitches

 

My little rattie, Lucy, playing nursemaid.  (she's a worrier)

 

Dad and Deej Look-Alike Day today LOL (hey, it works)

 

The healing, theraputic effects of the SUNBEAM.  Ahhhhhhhhhh

Joined: 2012-10-28

Pet Profiles

I would have freaked out at that as well!!!

 Good DJ Daddy-Paul for having it all taken off

thanks for the info and photos,

 Heal well Deej

 woof from PB

andrew's picture
Offline
Joined: 2013-01-11

Thank you for the photo's and education, I'm glade its turned out alright too.

Its important to inspect your dogs regularly.

When my pups had surgical work done, I used a bitter spray which stops dogs chewing stiches or dressings, maybe this could help others in this situation.

Is there a prevention for this virus?

talisin's picture
Offline
Joined: 2011-02-25

Oh wow glad she is going to be ok, I know that sudden fear/scare when you see something that could be the terrible C......thanks for the pics and info that will help so many on the forum, DJ just keeps teaching us stuff but stuff like this - she doesn't have to be so literal in the teaching of just tell her that.......

Lady Kate's picture
Offline
Joined: 2009-10-28

Pet Profiles

Great photos Paul.. Bless her heart.. D.J. is a good patient..and I'm sure she loved the look-a-like outfits..

Lucy is sush a little love-bug..

DJ's Dad's picture
Offline
Joined: 2010-10-04

Pet Profiles

Foot is totally healed up now, stitches are all dissolved, no limping, very minimal licking and most of that is on the top of her foot, not between her toes, and she spent the whole day yesterday at doggie daycare running and playing with other big dogs.  Still have a couple days of ammoxicillin pills to give her, but other than that, she's as good as new.

MichelleE's picture
Offline
Joined: 2013-05-31

Pet Profiles

Glad to hear she is all healed. And thanks for sharing the pics so the rest of us will know what to look for while doing our daily/weekly health checks. 

talisin's picture
Offline
Joined: 2011-02-25

yayayayaya for being well and healthy!!! way to go DJ!!!!

Joined: 2012-10-28

Pet Profiles

Very glad to hear Deej is up and running

 She is so pretty

Woof from Bella, who had a walk in the hot sun, I mean an off leash run, play and leap. She got especially tired because she chased a hawk and a very beautiful flock of white pelicans, all over head of course!!!

gingersmommy's picture
Offline
Joined: 2010-05-04

I would have freaked, too.  I was freaking over the weekend because Ginger wasn't barking that much!  Glad that DJ is on the mend.  She is just so beautiful!!!  How much does she weigh?

DJ's Dad's picture
Offline
Joined: 2010-10-04

Pet Profiles

Normally, she weighs around 75 lbs, but I weighed her at Petsmart a couple of days ago, and she was 78 lbs.....wonder if it had anything to do with her eating 10 of the 12 sugar cookies that my son, Shane, bought and left the cookie bag lying on his bed.  Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

gingersmommy's picture
Offline
Joined: 2010-05-04

She is the perfect size.  When can you take the sock off, although she is rocking that sock.  I hope you don't see any more.

Ginger is highly food oriented.  Tuesday is "Pizza Night," her favorite.  She knows the word "Pizza" and gets so excited when John comes home with it.  He'll put it in the garage and say, "Is it Pizza Night?  Go find it!"  And she does.   :)  We give her probably only a half a piece total in small amounts.

DJ's Dad's picture
Offline
Joined: 2010-10-04

Pet Profiles

Oh, she is totally healed up now, and good as new.  The sock stayed on for 3 days, and by Monday night, I slipped it off her foot while she was asleep to look at her boo boo.  The stitches were already starting to dissolve, so I left the sock off, and when she woke up the next morning, I think she totally forgot that she had an owie on her toe.  She licked a little bit, but wasnt obsessed at all with it.  By Friday (one week after her surgery) she was fine and went to Rally-O classes and enjoyed herself to the max.  We even went walking on Saturday with a buddy of mine that is owned by DJ's best doggie friend in the whole world, "Freelove".  I'm surprized at how quickly she healed up.