In this article, we will be taking a look at how to remove skin tags on dogs quickly and easily. Although skin tags on your dog are harmless, they can be both unsightly and an annoyance to your dog depending on their location.
If your dog’s skin tag is in a location that it commonly itches or in a location that its collar can rub then there is a risk that the skin tag can open up due to friction or itching. This can result in a bleeding skin tag that can end up getting infected over time. Due to this, it is common for dog owners to quickly and easily remove their dog’s skin tags at home.
How To Remove Skin Tags On Dogs
We will be taking a look at what in our opinion at least, is the best commercial product on the market for removing skin tags on your dog. We will also be taking a look at a few other popular home remedies for skin tags in your dog that can be effective.
Although some of the home remedies may not be as effective as the commercial product, they are common items in most households so will allow you to start treatment immediately.
The Best Way To Remove Skin Tags On Your Dog
In our opinion, the absolute quickest and easiest way to remove skin tags on your dog is to use the micro tag band system. Although it is designed for the removal of skin tags in humans, there is little difference between a skin tag growth in a human and a growth on a dog. This means that the skin tag band system is just as effective on your pet dog as it is on you.
Since its release a few years back, it has quickly managed to establish itself as the market leader for human skin tag removal with little to no real competition. There are already a number of dog owners who have left reviews on the product that are using this to treat the skin tags in their dogs and report positive results.
Features And Benefits
The micro tag band system is a quick and easy, simple to use skin tag treatment that works by preventing the flow of blood into the skin tag. You will be able to see results in as little as two days with the skin tag being fully removed in as little as a week.
Although full instructions on how to use the treatment is included in the packaging, the basics are that you place the cone tool over the skin tag and use the included removal device to push the band onto the skin tag. The whole process can take as little as fifteen seconds to ready the tools and apply a band to a skin tag.
Once attached, the rubber band will tighten around the skin tag preventing any blood from getting into it. This causes the skin tag to turn black, wither and drop off in as little as a week with no need for any additional action from you.
It is suitable for treatment of skin tags on all areas of the body other than around the eye area. If your dog has skin tags around its eyes then we advise that you seek assistance from your local veterinarian.
Question – Is the rubber band visible once applied to the skin tag?
Answer – This depends, it sits around the base of the skin tag so most often it will be covered by your dog’s fur anyway. If your dog has any issues with its fur such as it falling out and the skin tag is currently visible then you may be able to see the rubber band once applied.
Question – How long does the micro tag band system take to work?
Answer – You will see the signs of it working such as the skin tag turning deep red or black in as little as two days. The skin tag should be dead and have dropped off at around the one week point.
Question – Can the micro tag band system be used on small or developing skin tags?
Answer – Yea but brand new tiny skin tags will not be large enough for the rubber bands to take hold and restrict blood flow. Once the skin tag is around a week old, the rubber bands will be able to work their magic.
We always like to share some third-party independent reports on any products that we recommend to our readers. Although we have summarised these reports below, you can click on any of the links to read the original report in full. All of the reports below have been created by dog owners who either currently are or recently have used the micro tag band system on their dog’s skin tags.
- This report comments on how they decided to try the micro tag band system on a few of their dogs as they had skin tags. They then go on to comment on how they were surprised about how easy it was to actually apply the rubber bands on to the skin tags. They then go on to mention how their dogs didn’t feel a thing while having the treatment applied and how it worked perfectly.
- This report comments on how the micro tag band system worked perfectly on their dog’s skin tag. Although their local vet wanted to remove the skin tag due to its location, the owner decided to try the micro tag band system and the owner goes on to comment on how the skin tag had died within seven days.
- This report comments on how the micro tag band system outperformed the owner’s expectations and managed to treat their dog’s skin tags in only five days.
- This report comments on how the owner decided to choose micro tag band system over having their dogs skin tags removed by their local veterinarian. They go on to comment on how the product worked perfectly and their dog is now skin tag free.
An Independent Video Review
Although the video below shows is based around using the micro tag band system on a human, the process is exactly the same when using it on a dog.
Dog Skin Tag Removal The Dental Floss Method
In our opinion, the easiest home remedy for treating skin tags in your dogs is to use dental floss. Dental floss is cheap and a common item in most households making it the ideal item to try as a treatment.
Although it can be very tricky to do, once applied, the dental floss works similar to the micro tag band system covered above. It restricts the blood flow to the skin tag and usually makes it drop off within around a week.
It is difficult to efficiently apply dental floss to a humans skin tag, never mind your dogs that will be moving around and has fur that can also get in the way. This is why we feel that the micro tag band system is better, quick, and more efficient than using dental floss.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a common home remedy for a number of different common problems. It naturally occurring anti-viral and anti-fungal properties make it an excellent topical treatment for skin tags. It can be a common essential oil in many households. Additionally, tea tree oil is totally safe to use on your dogs and will not cause any issues.
Simply apply it directly to your dog’s skin tag using a quetip or cotton bud. Do this twice a day for a week and then reassess the situation. Although tea tree oil will be able to treat the skin tag, it is slower than restricting its blood supply. Rather than taking a week to treat the skin tag, it can be closer to a month.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Next up, we have apple cider vinegar, another common item in many households that also have excellent anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties to help treat skin tags.
Again, similar to the tea tree oil covered above, simply add it directly to your dog’s skin tag twice per day for a week before assessing the situation and looking for any improvements.
Just like the tea tree oil, it can take up to a month for the skin tag on your dog to be fully treated when using apple cider vinegar abut it is a value home remedy for skin tags in dogs that may be helpful to you.
There Is A Black Skin Tag On My Dog
A black skin tag usually just means that there is no blood supply to it. If you are using either the micro tag band system or dental floss as a treatment this is totally normal and to be expected. It usually happens a day or two before the skin tag will naturally drop off due to lack of blood.