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Old August 9th, 2009, 06:03 PM
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Growth between my dog's toes - Need advice! THX!

Hi, my name is Luis and I am writing to you to ask for advice regarding Milo, my 8yr old beagle. My wife and I today noticed a strange growth between his pads on his right rear leg. I am attaching a picture to show what it looks like (growth 1). At the same time we found he had another growth similar to this one on his front leg, in between his pads (growth 2).

Before I take him to the vet I would like to hear your thoughts about it since I don't want to go uninformed. He doesn't seem to be in pain but he would now and then lick it (he licks everything under the sun so we didn't pay too much attention to it).

I appreciate your help and thanks you in advance for any comment you could make on this regard.

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Luis
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Old August 9th, 2009, 06:09 PM
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Is it hard like a toe nail? Some one else had something like this on their dog. Perhaps she will see this and comment. Most definitely go see a vet.
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Old August 9th, 2009, 06:11 PM
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Hi, thanks for your reply! It is hard like a nail and it doesn't seem to hurt him when we touch it.

I hope the other member with similar problem reads my post and gives me his/her advice.

Thanks once again
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Old August 9th, 2009, 08:21 PM
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If that's a keratoacanthoma, it's way more extensive than what we saw in Brier. He had extra "nails" growing on his face Very freaky. They did fall off eventually by themselves and haven't recurred. There's a thread here, if you're interested...

When is your vet visit? It will be interesting to see if it's the same sort of thing. Please keep us posted.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 12:11 AM
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Thanks for all your comments!!

I think, as one of you mentioned, it could well be keratoacanthoma. I did some research on the internet and found some pretty similar pics, not as advanced or big as milo's but pretty similar. I will be going to the vet on friday so I will make sure to keep you posted about the diagnostic.

Thanks once again!
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Old August 13th, 2009, 04:48 PM
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Luis,
My dog had twice gotten a grass seed embedded into the paw between her toes. Fortunately I noticed the little entrance hole and took her to the vet as she was licking it so much...a BIG grass seed popped out..and he said it could grown in there...so that may be another option. Do you take your dog to a field that has dry grass. The second time it happened I squeezed it like he had done and it popped out ...freaked me out as the seeds have those long "arms" (and I thought it was a bug at first) on them and I can only imagine how it must have felt. I now always check her toes when we go to that park..especially when it is dry.
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 05:06 PM
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My Dog Has The Same Thing

Hi There,

I was wondering if you were ever able to help your dog or get a conclusive diagnosis? I've been to the vet twice and they say it's a wart (papilloma) and I just have to let it run it's course. My dogs isn't quite as big as yours but I want to get it resolved before it gets bigger. My dog is a rat terrier named Matia and she was also limping when I first found it. At the first vet visit, we got some antibiotics and pain relivers (anti-inflamatory)and now she's not limping, but she's still finishing up the pain relievers, so I don't know. This other vet said to let it run it's course for the next two months and if it spreads over her whole toe, then she'll take the toe off, but to do nothing now. I'm praying...

Please let me know.

Thanks and God Bless you and your baby too.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 08:39 PM
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Any resolution?

Did anyone get any type of definitive answer on what was on their dog's paw? My puggle has a growth very similar to the one in the first picture. I brought him to the vet about two weeks ago and she said it was a papilloma. She told us we could wait it out and it may go away in a few months, or we could have it surgically removed if it was bothering him. At first he was fine, but lately, the growth has gotten larger, and he's licking his paws a lot. He also has another growth that looks a little like cauliflower.

I can't afford surgery for my dog, so I was wondering if anyone else had experience with this and how long it took for their dog's papilloma to go away....

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Old November 10th, 2009, 12:58 PM
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Hi There,

I was wondering if you were ever able to help your dog or get a conclusive diagnosis? I've been to the vet twice and they say it's a wart (papilloma) and I just have to let it run it's course. My dogs isn't quite as big as yours but I want to get it resolved before it gets bigger. My dog is a rat terrier named Matia and she was also limping when I first found it. At the first vet visit, we got some antibiotics and pain relivers (anti-inflamatory)and now she's not limping, but she's still finishing up the pain relievers, so I don't know. This other vet said to let it run it's course for the next two months and if it spreads over her whole toe, then she'll take the toe off, but to do nothing now. I'm praying...

Please let me know.

Thanks and God Bless you and your baby too.
Your vet would rather let it grow, and then amputate the whole toe rather than removing it while it's small???? I think I'd be getting a second vet to look at it.
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Old December 15th, 2009, 12:24 PM
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Have you considered taking your dog to a specialist rather than the local veterinarian? I don't know where you live, but it wouldn't be difficult to find out. First contact your veterinarian's office and see if they can recommend a specialist. If not, check with several other vet office and just say your dog has been diagnosed with _____ can you recommend a specialist that I can take him to. If you have an emergency pet clinic nearby, they will probably also be able to help. Good luck, and keep us posted.
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