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Old 05-25-2012, 09:32 AM
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Growth and Fleshy Things With Redness Coming From Between My Dogs Pads

So Ava (80lb Yellow Lab, no health issues) started limping and I took her to the vet. We found a little bump between her outer and middle pad on her left foot. The vet pulled it and made it bleed. She thinks its a foreign body and gave me antibiotics (cephalexin) and a soak to soak her foot in twice a day to get it to come out (since she couldnt find it). Its been 2 days now and it seems to be getting worse, bigger, redder, and there is this fleshy stuff coming out of it. It looks pretty weird... My wife is an MD and couldn't describe it so here are a couple of pics. Anyone see this before? She limping more now so I'm thinking I should take her to the vet again. The vet wanted to see her again after a week but it's only been 2 days.

Any opinions are appreciated!

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Yeast infection? I don't know. That is sooo gross. Hope it gets resolved.
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:05 AM
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Yeah, it's pretty nasty looking. It looks like worms and stuff and I expect it to start moving but it doesn't. Its soft and fleshy, the dark and white parts.
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Was there a wart or growth there before this started?
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Excellent photograph! We don't often get closeups that are in focus like that!

Sorry I have no real ideas about what is going on there. Look for a reply from Holly if she stops by... or Mythbuster... not that others might not have an idea, but Holly and Mythbuster have a lot of veterinary medical training.
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Is that growth hard? How old is Ava?

What it looks like to me is abnormal keratinized tissue (like on the paw pads) that grew under the skin and then broke through the surface. If that's what it is, then surgically removing it should take care of it. No other treatment will work with it.

Could it be a foreign body in the foot? Yes, but I think it's a weird presentation and I would not expect that sort of growth to occur.

I'm glad she's on antibiotics because secondary infections are very likely in that area given that she's constantly walking around.

Does she have an elizabethan collar on? Is she licking at it a lot?

The pad itself looks very swollen in the picture as well... is it or is it just the angle of the picture?


My opinion is that it should probably be removed and then submitted for testing to make sure it's nothing cancerous/immune mediated.
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Hi!
I was so curious about what that growth was on your dog's pad that I had to find the answer!!! (plus I was grossed out!) Here is a link with the same type of growth as your dogs and vet advice...as usual Holly is right on!
My dog has a weird growth on his foot between his toes. It - JustAnswer
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Thanks very much for your replies! She is about 7 years old, and actually, I made a mistake saying she had no health issues. She had what we thought was a cyst before (as our vet at the time diagnosed it). It was there for 3 years until at daycare, it was ruptured playing with a dog. So we had to remove it and when they did, my new vet found it was actually a mast cell tumor (grade 2). It was on the back of her neck. Vet said it was pretty big but that they got the edges but they didnt send it all to the lab to verify that which upset me. They only sent a little piece.

I've only touched it after I soaked it and it was soft, even the black ones, but I thought that it looked like bits from her pad when it is dry. She doesn't lick or scratch it. I dont have a collar but I watch her a lot and she doesn't touch it. She just never seems to bother her injuries with licking or scratching.

Since the vet on Wed it has swelled quite a bit. It was just a little hard spot in the corner of her pad and 2 days later it looks like that. I'm going to take her back on Tuesday instead of Wed. I'll keep you posted on what happens.
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mast cell tumor (grade 2)
Because of this very fact alone that mass on the foot should be taken off ASAP.

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Vet said it was pretty big but that they got the edges but they didnt send it all to the lab to verify that which upset me. They only sent a little piece.
That is absolutely TERRIBLE and they should be ashamed of themselves.

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Since the vet on Wed it has swelled quite a bit.
Yeah, it needs to be removed. That would be the advice I gave you. Unfortunately it's in a spot that it may not be able to be fully removed, so be prepared to do additional treatments if it is, in fact, a mast cell tumor or something else malignant.
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Sorry it took so long for me to reply to this but, looks like everything is solved. After a few days, the growth got hard and became one solid piece. It kinda looked like it might be pad since it was grey and a similar feel. It still hurt her so I took her to the vet. The vet looked at it and wasnt sure what it was. She said it might be a wart but didnt want to remove it. She wanted to give it a few more weeks to see how it grows. By then the antibiotics kicked in and the swelling and redness was gone.

A few days later she stopped limping so I looked at it again, moved the growth, and it came off! She just had a red spot as if you remove a scab so I put neosporin on it and wrapped it for 2 days (My dog is very good at not licking or removing the bandage so she just left it alone). Then it scabbed over normally, and eventually fully healed. Took a total of about 2-3 weeks for this whole process and am still not sure as to why it looked so funky to start, or what caused it!

Thanks for all your replies!
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