Wart Remedies

| Modified on Oct 18, 2023
Black Salve
Posted by 4paws (Ontario, Canada) on 07/18/2017

I had tried 99% of suggestions for removing what started out as a small cauliflower-like wart on my dog's face with minimal success. This wart was stubborn and grew to the size of an egg sitting on a stem. Her blood work was normal and the holistic vet's remedies made it grow even more. The first picture below is what we started with.

I did more careful research and bought black salve. (check amazon black salve for dogs, cats and horses). They helped me with the number of applications and locations to apply salve).

Black salve was applied to the stem for 5 days and the second picture shows the top of the wart came off and just the stem was left.

Black salve was applied to the stem for 4 days and the third picture shows it is all gone!

The pictures may look disturbing but there was never any infection. The area was cleaned daily with a 1:12 dilution of calcium sulfate (better than hydrogen peroxide) to water and we waited until scabbing happened to clean off all the debris. The final picture shows a little scab (which is now gone) after the big scab fell off. The process took less than 1 month and all her hair has grown back and there is no scar!

I tried the process on myself to remove a mole and if felt like a sunburn - very tolerable. There were a few times that she was quiet but she bounced right back and soon as I mentioned food (she eats raw! ) or a walk! I know my girl and watched her and she was never in any kind of danger. She is now more amazing than ever!

Also please note, the black salve goes right to the root and gets rids of everything so there is nothing left. For some situations, you may have to do another round of black salve but not in this case. It goes after cells that are foreign to the body and does not harm healthy cells. The best thing was no surgery for my little girl! Black salve is simple, inexpensive and it works.

I hope this gives someone else the courage to take control of their animal's life. Do your thorough research and you'll be amazed how you can keep your fur baby happy and healthy! Earth Clinic is a great site!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ryan (Land O Lakes, Fl) on 05/08/2017

I sure hope this works for my buddy, Otis. He has a couple (one big and one tiny) right on top of his head. I will try the ACV on a cotton swab, first thing in the am, when I get home from work and then just before bed. I hope that will be enough, because I can't get any help around my house.

Castor Oil
Posted by Massa (North Pole, Alaska) on 03/13/2017

I was nervous to be applying the Castor oil to my dog's eye lid. So I have been inconsistent with the applications. The wart was getting smaller. After reading these excellent reviews I will start putting it on in the morning and night. Thank you so much for having this Natural Remedies website! God bless you abundantly for investing this handy information for us pet parents! :) <3

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney Australia) on 08/20/2016

Armando, I would'nt be putting apple cider near the eye, but I believe you can use aloe vera gel to get rid of it, but you will have to keep it up until it disappears.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Armando (Downey, Ca) on 08/20/2016

How much should I use or must I dilute it first?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Siddhi (Mumbai) on 07/19/2016

Dear Meriel,

Try all or some of the following.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar ( on any part except eyes and genital)

2. Castor Oil/ Coconut oil application on areas close to eyes)

3. Vitamin E capsules

4. Improve your dog's food, add protein and vitamins less carbs.

Hope it helps

Thuja, Mushroom Immune Support, Castor Oil
Posted by Rebecca Dolan (Pa) on 07/05/2016

Whats the reccomended dosage for shiitake supplements? I have a 1 and half yr old carrin terrior. I cant find any info on how many mg is safe to give him??

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Meriel (Manchester, UK) on 04/30/2016

My bichon frise had warts removed from his eyelids as they were irritating his eye. He was fine after.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Theresa (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) on 02/23/2016

Hi, I have tried thuja, could you please let me know what ACV is as I never heard of it, my baby has a big wart on the side of her back and another one on the upper part of her leg that she bites on all the time. I tried castor oil but she likes the taste, she also has other warts on her body I have got to the point that I do not know what to put on her I am now trying vitamin E, much appreciated if you could help me as Angel will be 15yrs old and she is my baby Thank you so very very much. Theresa

EC: ACV = Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 11/09/2015

Hello, Jannese (Nyc)---

You can also try Lugols Iodine 5%, just covering the offending area and do several times a day.

Namaste, Om

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jannese (Nyc) on 11/09/2015

I wouldn't use vinegar on your dogs eyelid, you could potentially blind him.. My 15yr coton had one in the same place, his eyelid, and he already had major spinal surgery and didn't want to put him under anesthesia but it kept growing and would bleed and hurt him so I had it removed and he has been so much happier for it. We have to go and have another removed on his foot that is the size of a large grape its really bothering him to the point he doesn't sleep and doesn't let me sleep.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Karolee (Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada) on 11/06/2015

To Darla Greene, Me, I am so sorry you lost your dog. It is so difficult not to have them around all of a sudden. I hope you are able to take the time you need to grieve and if some stupid person make a comment to you like, "why would u be upset it just a dog", or this one from my cousin's pastor, "dogs don't go to heaven". You can email me and I will personally make a trip to where u live and have a private talk with them. You will be in our racers. Kare

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lisa (Vancouver, Wa) on 10/28/2015

For some warts sticking up of my dog's body I tied waxy dental floss around the base of the wart and in a few days they would die off, due to lack of blood supply. Then the ACV killed them off within days. You could shut your dogs eyes and rub the ACV on the skin with a cotton ball. I use a dropper 3xs/day topically on the warts and they're going away...Hope that helps

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Aspasia (Melbourne, Australia) on 10/11/2015

I have a 11 yr old Maltese shitzu and he has warts on his back. I was looking for a home remedy to use. Thanks to you, I'll use ACV on them and see how he goes.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Darla (Greene, Me) on 09/27/2015

I just had to put my beloved bday down because of warts one grew inside her sinus cavity. I had them removed once and unfortunately she was 14 years old when I noticed she started bleeding from her nose because of her age they recommended I not put her under sedation she lived another two years and I had no clue they were contagious, so now my 6 year old dog has a few on his body. he is bijon frese and he is growing one on his eyelid how would I treat that ? my vet didnt know these were warts because I asked him and he said he didn't know. My husband has agreed to finally go to a specialist but if I can heal these myself? I would be grateful. I don't want to rely on another vet letting Mr. Tibbs down and we tried caster oil and turmeric and it didnt work. I'm willing to ty the apple cider vinegar but how do I apply to his eyelid or can I ?

Coconut Oil, Colloidal Silver
Posted by Darla (Greene, Maine) on 09/27/2015

My dog had these growths and my vet didn't know what they were my dog ended up having some removed because they were growing on her eyelid and she had one grow in her sinus cavity and ultimately it grew so big she past so im so bummed these vets say there ok no worries etc... its obviously contagious because my other dog now has them and I am so concerned my veterinarian cannot help me. so do u honestly get results with coconut oil and what kind? and coidial silver where do I purchase this?

Posted by Fiona (Glasgow, Scotland) on 08/20/2015

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.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mimi (Texas) on 07/09/2015

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.

Coconut Oil, Colloidal Silver
Posted by Mardi (Australia) on 03/06/2014

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

Castor Oil, Turmeric
Posted by Grace (Idaho) on 10/24/2013

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.

Thuja, Mushroom Immune Support, Castor Oil
Posted by Cynth (South Jordan, Utah ) on 04/02/2013

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.

Castor Oil
Posted by Noelle (Elkhorn, Ne, USA) on 10/07/2012

Telly Update - All of his small to medium warts are almost flush with his skin. I hadnt thought anything was working because when the vet lops off the wart, it's just gone. The methods I'm using are 'deflating' them and hopefully they will disappear altogether.

The two larger warts (kind of a cauliflower appearance) still seem to be prominent and non-responsive. I am going to try some colloidal silver on them.

And a HUGE surprise!!! My bald dog is growing hair on 100% of his little blue body!!!!!!!! I attribute this to the Atomidine (iodine). A friend had a bald dog and gave it Seameal (enzyme supplements)... Main ingredient was kelp. The dog went from completely bald to 100% hair growth. Common denominator here is iodine! (I will post in the hair loss and alopecia page, too).

Castor Oil
Posted by Noelle (Elkhorn, Ne, Usa) on 09/25/2012

Telly is a 'blue' bald dachshund. (Alopecia runs rampant with this color in the dacshund world. ) He's also 12. 5 years old (and paralyzed! ) Once a year, I have to have warts removed on him. They start out whitish. Turn pink and grow. Darker pink and grow more. Time for lopping!

So, since Telly has approx 20 warts in various stages of growth, I am doing an experiment on him! Castor oil on the back half, ACV on the front half, and iodine on a couple of the bigger ones.

It has been about ten days and all the moles seem more whitish and less prominent. One big one that is being treated with iodine (actually, Edgar Cayce's Atomidine) has turned even pinker, but I did read that this can happen as the wart releases toxins.

I will give updates in a couple of weeks. Let's hope we have a clear winner!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Becky (Fairbanks, Ak) on 12/15/2011

To reader from White Oak WV.... Did the ACV work on your cocker? We have a 17 YO with probably 20 on his body. He is in good health otherwise and has 3 areas with clear gel that looks uncomfortable but don't bother him too. I have been putting [a nutritional mineral oil] on them to keep them from bleeding as it has Almond Oil with Vit A, C & E. Am anxious to give the ACV a try as they must itch especially when they are growing. Thank you folks for this website.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Cdbair (White Oak, Wv) on 09/26/2011

I just got on the internet trying to find a cure for my 11 year old cocker. He has multiple "old dog warts, "at least that is what the vet said, he also said they were harmless but he has developed numerous ones and they make me hurt if they don't hurt him! I will try Apple Cider Vinegar immediately starting now, I also will post my results so anyone looking for a cure will know what works or doesn't. I know apple cider vinegar (acv) with the mother in it is known for lots of cures, Thanks for the advice.

Castor Oil
Posted by Violet (St. Pete, Usa) on 03/29/2010

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.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Vidal (Vista, Ca, Usa) on 10/25/2009

Thanks for the tip Ellinor, I will try this on my cat starting today! He's been developing warts recently and I happened to buy ACV to try for his skin itchies per this website. BTW - looks like we're neighbors. :D

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ellinor (Vista, California) on 05/05/2009

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!