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| Dog and Warts |
Answered by: Kerry Hackett
Question from: Mrs P Imrie
Posted on: February 17, 2006
I have a ten year old Bichon Frise who since puppy hood has suffered from small tumours/warts. Several have been removed by the vet as time went by. This past summer due to an aggressive mouth tumour that came up suddenly he had to have three teeth removed in order to get the whole tumour out. He then had ruptured wart type lump the vet called it, this was treated with antibiotics and topical antibiotic cream, and the wart will be removed at his annual teeth cleaning. .
Here is the problem, in the last few months he has these warts coming up all over, head legs, back and neck. I understand from my vet that some dogs are susceptible to these, but I cannot put this little dog through the amount of surgeries it would take to remove all these warts, but some are becoming bothersome to him, and some break open and bleed. I check him daily and try to treat any ruptured ones promptly.
I was wondering if you could give me an opinion on the following herb mentioned in Dr. Pitcairn’s natural health for dogs and cats. I would also appreciate it if you could advise me on where to buy it, this far I have been unable to locate it. The herb is homeopathic Thuya 30C (arborvitae) also Causticum 30C he goes on to mention Silicea 30C. He suggests starting with the first remedy. I
He is a very active little dog and I have had the pleasure of being able to offer him a life that normally only larger breeds enjoy. Long walks through the woods, tamping through the mud, and the best natural diet although not raw that I could provide. Like most owners this little dog is viewed a family member, so if you have any suggestions or can point me in the right direction as to where to get these homeopathic remedies I would greatly appreciate it.
This is a very common condition in modern dogs and cats. As you’ve mentioned Richard Pitacirn’s book, you probably also have read that he recommends a raw food diet to strengthen the animal’s general health and immune system. In addition he states that repeated vaccines may be involved in this skin ailment as well as others. I think he’s absolutely correct in his assessment as well as his advice. Homeopathic Thuja 30C may help immeasureably; give one dose of 3 pellets and wait one month, watching for any changes. If there is some improvement, repeat the process and wait another month. Pellets are best given by placing them on a teaspoon (do not touch them with your hands) and, with another teaspoon over top, crush them to a powder. Slide the crushed pellets into your dog’s mouth where they will melt instantly. Thuja should be available at many health food shops as well as any large grocery store that contains an organic section. As well, it helps to paint the warts with a tincture of Thuja once a day as long as the warts are present or as long as your dog will allow. Thuja tincture may be available at some health food shops that have a large selection of herbal products, but if not, you may have to find a herbalist in your area who carries it.