Animal Life — 19 January 2009
The World’s Largest Wart

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This is the real thing sent in by a reader. The growth/wart is in the ear of a 7 year old Weimaraner dog.
It was removed and kept by the doctors because of well… obvious reasons.

The World's Largest Wart on a Dog's Ear

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(9) Readers Comments

  1. Its amazing,I feel sorry for the dog for carrying such a ball,
    I think I saw it.

  2. my dog has somthing like that also. do you happen to know how dangerous it is?

  3. I am not sure – But I know that this one was removed by the Vets orders. They also took it to examine it…

  4. the so cool and sad at the sam thime i feel very soory for that dog carrying that big ball around with him all day

  5. my dog has one that looks exactly like this!!! his is black and it just keeps getting bigger. the vet diagnosed him with canine papillomavirus (when it was considerably smaller) but said it should go away. it has been months, and it definitely has not. we have an appointment to remove it coming up.

    can you tell me—once it was removed, did it come back? was it biopsies? were there any complications/issues?

    thank you for the advice!

  6. we just got a wart exactly like this removed from our dog….it was huge!

    did yours come back? did they biopsy the wart? what did it end up being?

  7. No it didn’t come back thankfully. I am not sure what it was, the doctors described it as a growth (non cancer).
    But it was HUGE.

  8. It was benign, and thankfully it didn’t come back :)

  9. My year old lab is getting over this kind of growth right now. The vet prescribed azithromycin, a 10 day course for papillomas. It took a few days to work, and in that time grew to the size of a large raspberry … however now it’s draining and shrinking rapidly, and is THE most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen. I’m curious how to support recovery from this antibiotic … probiotics?

    I found this helpful link below:

    http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=465&S=1

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