Last Modified on Apr 30, 2016
Pets, just like their pet owners, can get warts that can be painful or just unsightly and which can spread across their skin if left untreated. Home remedies like apple cider vinegar and castor oil can help get rid of warts on your pet painlessly and at little expense.
A wart is a viral infection, so any dietary aids or natural topical agents that have antiviral properties can help. After that, sometimes time is enough. Most warts aren't dangerous and may not spread at all (though if you have any concern, your vet should take a look at your dog or cat's wart--you may be misidentifying a skin cancer on your pet).
Natural Cures: To get rid of a pet's wart at home, you can apply apple cider vinegar, castor oil, or vitamin E to the wart a few times during the day for a week or more until the wart fades away or falls off.
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|Apple Cider Vinegar||3||2015-07-09|
|Castor Oil, Turmeric||1||2013-10-24|
|Coconut Oil, Colloidal Silver||1||2014-03-06|
|Thuja, Mushroom Immune Support, Castor Oil||1||2013-04-02|
[YEA] My sixteen year old dog has dog warts and Apple Cider Vinegar makes them disappear. I apply ACV two to three times a day using a little spray bottle. You will see the results of the shrinkage within a few days. Her big wart went from a half dollar size to a penny size. After two or three weeks you won't notice it anymore. It is amazing and beats paying an expensive vet bill to have the warts surgically removed.
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Posted by Ellinor (Vista, California) on 05/05/2009
[YEA] My 12 year old dog started developing a large wart on the top of his head which kept getting larger and larger. The vet said older dogs develop them and that there was not much he could do about it. I started dipping a cotton swab into ACV and applying right on top of the wart twice a day; once in the morning and once at night. It totally disappeared within a couple of weeks!
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White Oak, Wv
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YEA (1) 50% BETTER BUT NOT CURED (1) 50%Posted by Violet (St. Pete, Usa) on 03/29/2010
[YEA] Castor oil for canine warts
My dog had 3 warts right on the edge of her eyelid. They didn't seem to be irritating her eye any but they were not attractive to look at. I was afraid to use ACV because if it got in her eye it would be painful. So I tried castor oil, which I knew would not harm her eye. I have been using it twice a day for a week and a half now and the two tiny warts are gone. The large wart has reduced in size considerably.
I am very happy with the results I got from the castor oil.
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YEA (1) 100%Posted by Grace (Idaho) on 10/24/2013
[YEA] I have an older shih tzu that had a large wart on the side of his body. He kept scratching it with his hind leg and it would bleed. Took him to the vet and the vet wanted $175 to remove it. I thought I'd try a home remedy first so I tried the castor oil and turmeric remedy for tumors. I mixed some turmeric with castor oil in a small jar so I'd have it handy. I cut the fur all around the wart and put the castor oil/turmeric paste on the wart. Since turmeric stains, I put some gauze and then 2 layers of some heavier material over the wart. Then I wrapped a wide stretchable bandage around his body a couple of times, being sure not to make it tight at all, just snug enough to hold everything in place. After that was done, I put a sweater on him to make it hard for him to scratch. I treated him 3-4 times a day. It's been a month and the wart looks like it's gone. I'm still treating him for a few more days to be sure the wart is completely gone. The bandage and sweater are stained from the tumeric but he never got any on the furniture or carpet. He also started getting a wart on his bottom eyelid so I put just castor oil on it every night and it looks like it's going away. I've been putting the castor oil on his eyelid for a month now.
YEA (1) 100%Posted by Mardi (Australia) on 03/06/2014
[YEA] Just have been treating my dog with coconut oil on 3 warts. Taken one and half weeks . Two of the warts one large one on the leg I saw today was a bit dark. Cleaned it with Colliodial Silver (CS) first and there was this white present on the top. Gentley squeezed and out came a white but firm substance. Gave a deep squeeze from the bottom and a lump of white matter came out. Bleed a little and cleaned with colliodial silver and rub a small amount of Coconut oil (CO). Same thing just happened to wart on head. Will continue to clean with CS and rub CO until it is healed. Both CS and CO are good for viral, bacterial, and fungi so I thought I would try and so far successful. The reason I wanted to try and get rid of them was that the warts seemed to keep growing and them part of it was breaking off as it got taller and I think it was unpleasant for my dog even though my vet said they weren't harmful but after reading about warts on this site I thought Id give it a go. Hoping it wont return. I guess time will tell. I think my boy is more comfortable on his rump as I was sure it was causing him unpleasant pressure. Hope this helps some other loved animal.
Kind regards, Mardi
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YEA (1) 100%Posted by Fiona (Glasgow, Scotland) on 08/20/2015
[YEA] My 13 month old Collie/labrador cross developed a papilloma wart on side of face and it had cauliflower appearance. Got him checked at vet just to be sure.I was told to leave it and it would go naturally in 3-6 months. As he was scratching it and making it bleed I decided to try Thuja 30. Gave 1 tablet per day for 2 weeks and squeezed a few drops from vitamin c capsule twice a day directly on to wart. The wart is totally gone apart from bald patch where it was. He was due for his annual booster at vet and she was shocked to see wart gone after saying homeopathic remedies are just sugar and waste of money which I reminded her she had said.
YEA (1) 100%Posted by Cynth (South Jordan, Utah ) on 04/02/2013
[YEA] 4 year old female Airedale mix had warts on her feet that she was licking constantly. I was worried she would get them in her mouth. Dr. Pitcairn recommended a single homeopathic dose of thuja. I used 30c which is what I had. 1 dose of four pills. Then I started giving her a mushroom supplement to build her immune system. I rubbed her paws each night with castor oil which she just seemed to lick off. 1 month later no warts. I am still giving her the mushroom immune support supplement.