Moose (In Loving memory)

My lab has a wart on top of his head that apparently itches, as he keeps scratching it & it gets a scab. what can I do?

Asked by Moose (In Loving memory) on Jun 10th 2010 in Health & Wellness
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Dogs do not get "warts" as we humans call them. They are papillomas and papules. Some of them are viral, and some of them are not.

First thing first...take your dog to the vet to make sure that is not a cancerous tumor. Most "warts" on a dog are around the face, in the mouth, and the eyes.

If it is on top of your dogs head, there are many things that it could be. It could be a bug bite that your dog as scratched enough to cause scabbing. It could be the beginging of a skin tumor. It could be a small wound that you were unaware of that is scabbing. It could be a simple itch that your dog scratched too hard and created a raised bump.

Best thing to do is to get into the vet to know EXACTLY what you are dealing with. Dogs get skin cancer just like we do, and is tends to start out as little bumps on their bodies.

Your vet is the person who will have the answers for you, not us. We can only tell you what is best for your dog.

Good luck!

McKayla answered on 6/11/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


I agree you should have it checked at the vet. If it itches then i think it needs to be looked at. Best of luck to you.

Dunkin answered on 6/11/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


A fantastic product you can apply is PETfection Paw Cream. It will heal up the scab and stop the itchiness. It also has antibacterial properties to block out infection. You can use the paw cream on any type of dry spot, cut, rash, scab, etc. Check it out at It is 100% Organic and Non Toxic... I highly recommend it!

Wyatt answered on 6/16/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer