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Rhonda wrote at 2008-04-01 15:41:38
While my dog was under for a teeth cleaning, I had a wart removed from underneath my dog's ear along with a crusty area that I thought might be cancerous. I thought the wart removal was completely cosmetic and I felt somewhat guilty for asking them to do it. They went ahead and sent both off for testing. Turns out the area I thought might be skin cancer was just a skin gland that was haywire. THE WART WAS CANCER.  I wouldn't take any chances. Have a vet take a biopsy or a needle biopsy of those warts.

Valarie wrote at 2013-02-09 19:16:23
I found the information on thuja very helpful as my black lab has some skin tags that I wish to treat nonsurgically.  I applaud the guardians for being so careful with the wonderful labs, but just want them to consider blood immunity titres rather than regular vaccination and research their method of thyroid administration.  Thyroid meds bind to calcium and must be given 3 hours after and one hour before any food containing calcium.  Dr. Jean Dodds is an expert on canine thyroid conditions and can be easily reached through her online site  I wish someone would have pointed me in this direction earlier and maybe these guardians would like this option.  It sounds like your sweet labs have a wonderful, loving home.  


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