Q. My Boykin is 18 and chews on a wart on her back left hip. What can I do to remove it? Ed Carpenter
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. If the wart is bothersome it is probably best to have a vet take a look and safely remove the wart with a local anesthetic and excision. You can use an Elizabethan (cone) collar in the meantime to prevent your dog from licking or chewing at the spot to prevent starting a wound and allowing bacteria to enter the area. If the wart is high enough, you may also be able to use a T-shirt to prevent her from getting to the spot.