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Cyst/pimple On Paw


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Well first of all I am beginning to feel like I am doing something terribly wrong and my nerves are raw. I feed raw/homecooked/supplements etc but everything seems to be going wrong lately. My little foster dog had a fever of unknown origin that almost killed her and had to be treated at ER for several days to the tune of thousands $ which fortunately the rescue picked up, now she is 100% ok thank God but no-one can say why it happened. Now my boy (non-grey)has what I can only describe as a pimple on the top of his paw near his nails, kind of between the paws and he keeps licking it and when I googled online everything came up indicating horrible things. Last night I applied some aloe from an aloe leaf and put a bandage on it so he left it alone, not sure how to bandage it for daytime when he is moving around.

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Perry has had two of those. The first, which bothered her, turned out to be grass seeds embedded in her skin. The second, which didn't bother her until a young vet tried (and failed) to drain it, has since been removed.

 

I'm inclined to visit the vet, but I do that too much anyway. You could try soaking the foot in epsom salts or something to see if you can get the lump to drain.

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it could also be a sebacious cyst--Patrick had one between his toes--they're only a problem if they are bothering the dog.

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Gezz--could be many things--cyst, foreign body or a tumor--benign or scarier yet maligant. I would have it checked out by your vet--sometimes lumps or bumps on feet/limbs could be very concerning. Better to have it checked while it's still small. ;)

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