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Old 07-08-2013, 02:34 AM
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Help! Fleshy growth on my dogs paw!

I have a 4 year old black Labrador retriever....I just noticed a weird fleshy nasty looking growth in between her toes. She kept licking it and it was bleeding. Took her to the vet, the vet said it was infected. She is on antibiotics to stop the infection. However, the vet doesn't really know what the growth is. He said only thing to do is remove if in surgery which is $1000. Way out of my price range. I have the 'cone of shame' on her so she no longe licks it. The redness seems to be going down, but still is a nasty looking thing! It's been 5 days now since I took her to the vet.

Has anyone else has this problem before with their dog? I'd appreciate advice on how to treat/get rid of it.
Thank you to anyone who can help!!
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:46 AM
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I would give the antibiotics more time to work before making a decision.

1K seems like a lot for this sort of minor surgery, so if it comes to needing to be done, I'd shop around a bit for another price.
Unless you live in Beverly Hills CA, you should be able to get this done for half of that!
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:41 AM
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Someone else on the forum had the same kind of growth on their dogs paw. I cannot remember the thread title. I agree with Tess to call around about having it removed.
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Found it:

https://www.dogforum.com/dog-health/g...between-20751/
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:28 PM
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Thanks for the replys! I did see that post before - it came up in a Google search and it's the reason I joined this forum!
However, I was wondering if anyone had any 'home remedies' I could try to get rid of it. I really can't afford to go to the vet and get it removed.
If my dogs only 4 and never had any health issues, what's the chance it could be cancer?!
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There is no "home remedy" for a surgery as far as I know... Cancel Internet or dont eat out for 6 months and use that to pay for your dogs surgery.

If this was on your foot im sure you would be seeing a doctor, please value your dogs health in the same manner.
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Ditto. No home remedies. I would rec applying for Care Credit if the lump doesn't go away (most likely won't). And like Tess said, a surgery like that should not be so expensive. In OR, I could probably have it removed anywhere in the state for about 300-400. If it is cancerous, the sooner it comes off the better--could spread, etc, plus the more it grows, the more difficult (and potentially more expensive) the surgery/recovery. And yes, even at her age, it could be cancerous.
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