I noticed a wart on BJ's snout and head that he sometimes scratches and irritates it. Although the vet said they were benign, I felt they should be removed. At 12 1/2 I didn't want him to under anesthesia, so I investigated a holistic approach to remove the warts.
I went to Whiskers, a holistic pet store in NYC, and spoke to the very knowledgeable Joseph. First he explained that they are caused by a virus and we had to build up his immune system as well as remove the wart. He thinks the pills are treats and loves them. He's not so crazy about the gel I need to put on the wart. Since i give him his favorite treat afterward, he's beginning to put up with it.
We're also introducing a raw food diet. I'll be able to make it myself. So far he laps it up. I'll let you all know if there are changes in his coat, etc.