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Old August 14th, 2016, 06:48 PM
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Question Lump between toes

My 5 year old dachshund mix has a lump on the inside of one of his front toes.
It appeared suddenly (to my knowledge) about a month ago, and has basically stayed the same, though it does seem to be aggravated by exercise.
He finished a course of antibiotics onThursday. His vet said that if that did not clear it up (no real change) that it would need to be aspirated. I will be calling the vet in the morning.
Anyone have any thoughs on what it might be? Or tips on what to expect with the aspiration?

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Old August 15th, 2016, 12:21 PM
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We've had similar lumps in the past. Often it's just a bit of an infection. Antibiotics and daily soaking in an epsom salt solution helped. Persistent lumps are always worrisome, though. Please let us know what you find out!

We've also had aspirations done in the past, though never on a toe lump. It doesn't seem to cause the dogs much discomfort when it's done. Sometimes there is a little scab at the site afterward, but typically it heals quickly with no problems and no treatment needed. Was that what you were asking about?
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Old August 15th, 2016, 05:12 PM
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Yes, thank you hazelrunpack!

He has an appointment Wednesday for the aspiration, my immediate worry is that they may have to sedate him, as he is not always cooperative, especially when it comes to his feet.
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I hope they can manage without sedation--it really is a pretty quick procedure, so maybe they'll be able to restrain him and distract him long enough to do it!
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Old August 16th, 2016, 07:18 PM
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When your vet aspirates the lump they will likely be able to look under the microscope and see what's going on. I always ask them to look at the cells right away so I don't have to wait and worry. Hopefully it's a harmless lipoma (fatty deposit) or minor abscess. 👍
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