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i have a pitbull 10 years old. he seems to have skin allergy problems during warm seasons. i have notice bumps on top of his paw and in between 2 of his toes, same paw. i can't tell what the top one is, but it used to be bigger. the one between his toes, i'm thinking was caused by grass seed, but i don't see any obvious entry point. he's a healthy dog. was feeding him blue buffalo, now a half cooked/raw diet. this happened before I changed his diet, thinking that the food was at fault. i've been cleaning his paws with providone iodine after every walk. any help would be great. thanks
 

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He might have gotten something into the skin that is making the bump. Its the body response to make it swell as its trying to push it out. Also you need to clip your dogs claws. They are getting to long and may be making the problem worse as the angle he walks. Try putting some triple antibiotics on after each walk.
 

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He might have gotten something into the skin that is making the bump. Its the body response to make it swell as its trying to push it out. Also you need to clip your dogs claws. They are getting to long and may be making the problem worse as the angle he walks. Try putting some triple antibiotics on after each walk.
thanks for your response. does it go away on it own? I clipped his paw recently, is it still too long? I'm afraid i might bite into the pink area.
 

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It should. Try putting the antibiotic on it for a few days and see how it goes. She might try to lick it off so try putting some bitter apple on it. Its a spray. Ya they still look long. You should be able to see the pink the nail. Just stay away from the pink. Trying looking under the claw, not from the top.
 

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thanks for your response. does it go away on it own? I clipped his paw recently, is it still too long? I'm afraid i might bite into the pink area.
Terrie, I always have this fear with my dogs too. I've learned to use a dremel (you know, the spinning sander thing?) on their claws and it works GREAT. You have to be careful if your dog has longer hair (mine are short) so it doesn't tangle in the dremel, but it allows you to gently sand away the nail instead of that scary feeling of wondering if you are going to hurt your dog with each clip.

You have to keep the dremel moving so it doesn't get hot and cause too much friction, but once you've done it a few times you'll see what I mean. So so so much easier than clipping.

(Sorry I know you are looking for a solution to the skin irritation, but cannot resist the opportunity to share the good news about the dremel! Good luck with the other. I really hope you find some answers.)

Lisa
 

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It might be a burst cyst. Tynan had something that looked similar. The vet said it was a burst cyst. That goes to say, having your vet take a look to give you a definite answer is a good place to start.
 
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