Dog Sophie

Sophie, my female dog mixed with maltese, has reddening of the skin, itching and scratching, and bites

She got a papiloma mole and she bites ir

almost 3 years ago
Information about Sophie
  • Species: Dog
  • Breed: Mixed with Maltese
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 6 years
  • Sterilized: Yes
  • Symptoms: Reddened skin (erythema), Itching and scratching, and Bites
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Veterinarian Barkibu Vets
Barkibu Vets


Canine papilloma is a benign oncological process produced by a virus. Normally, it disappears by itself after several weeks, without needing a topical treatment except if the dog is feeling pain or has difficulty eating.

In case of papillomavirus, it is recommended not to intervene as long as the warts don't cause pain or discomfort to the dog or become ulcerated; if this happens, it is possible to remove the warts surgically.

These warts are benign and in adult dogs usually appear due to immunosuppression, so it would be interesting to evaluate it and do a basic analysis to determine if everything is fine or if there is any underlying pathology that may be causing an immunosuppression to your dog.

To confirm that these warts are benign and not harmful, you should visit a vet to examine it. A fine needle aspiration can be performed to observe the sample under a microscope and identify the cells.

All the best,

almost 3 years ago