Hey, guess what.
The inside of a banana peel will make your dog’s paw wart go away.
I did some research the other week to see what might enable us to (once again) avoid surgery.
Recall that post splinter-ectomy, a wart decided to take up residence in the space between Pearl’s paw pads. The vet put us on yet another round of antibiotics and steroids. I didn’t object because if there was some infection still up in there from the splinter (and there had been), then I wanted it to go away. And there was a bit of pain and swelling, which was making her limp. (Tenderfoot & what not).
But if those didn’t work, the vet suggested cutting off Mr. Wart. (His spending was getting out of control). Anytime you cut on the paw, it’s a difficult healing process for obvious reasons.
So I set out to find another way.
Cinnamon leaf oil can be used for wart removal. It’s highly irritating to the skin, so you have to dilute it. I know it will surprise you to learn that I could not find cinnamon leaf oil in the places I searched in Birmingham. (I’ve got to find better sources. This is getting ridic).
Thuja is an herb that supposedly works on warts. (You guessed it. Couldn’t find any).
Next up: Banana peel.
Yep. Banana peel. The fleshy inside part.
Cheap and readily available.
I scraped a bit off the inside of the peel, and stuffed it in between her paw pads. No bandage needed.
Once a day for 7 days.
Mr. Wart slipped on the peel and busted his arse.
I’ll take a pun all the way. Oh, yes I will.
It’s really almost completely gone.
Now, certainly, the antibiotics and steroid might still share some of the credit. But, we had given them their due for about a week before climbing into the banana hammock (see, I did it again), and there had been no noticeable change. Also, warts are viruses, and we all know antibiotics are ineffective against viruses.
After a day or so of banana peel application, the wart had shrunk in size. What remained was very soft, whereas before it was a raised knot with a black dot on top. But now, seven days later, it’s totally flat and the discoloration is dissipating.
Natural remedy does it again! And we are saving time, money, and physical pain by not having to endure a cutting to remove the growth.
And we are loving some yummy bananas in the meantime.
pugs & kisses,
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