A topical botanical therapy for the treatment of canine papilloma virus associated oral warts: A case series

Allison Williams, Ginger Scally, Jeffrey Langland

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Abstract

Background: Oral and cutaneous warts are the most frequent manifestation of papillomavirus disease in dogs. These warts typically have a cauliflower-like structure forming around the mouth, eyes, or other mucosal membranes. Treatments are limited, but when left untreated, these warts will commonly resolve within 3–12 months. Case presentation: This case series demonstrates the successful use of a topical botanical formulation leading to resolution of canine papilloma virus (CPV) warts in approximately 9 days. The four botanicals utilized included Sarracenia purpurea, Melissa officinalis, Hypericum perforatum, and Glycyrrhiza glabra. Conclusions: These botanicals may offer a less invasive, effective, and safe alternative in the treatment of CPV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-154
Number of pages4
JournalAdvances in Integrative Medicine
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2021

Keywords

  • Canine papilloma virus
  • Glycyrrhiza glabra
  • Hypericum perforatum
  • Melissa officinalis
  • Sarracenia purpurea
  • Warts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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