Bumps on top of dog's paws turning into bigger cysts
by Janyl Pinkepank
back right paw big cyst
My dog has a cyst on his back foot - it’s huge, about the size of a cotton ball (see photo). The other two pictures are of his two front feet. All these cysts are on top of his paws, nowhere else!
In the other pictures the smaller cysts or bumps were what it looked like on the back foot before it got bigger. We have since taken him to have 2 syringes drawn out and sent away. The vet saw no signs of malignancy, but would only be certain when the bumps are removed. Comforting huh?
The vet didn’t really give us any other information except to say he needed to be up to date on his shots before surgery. Not a big fan! I'm very against over vaccinating. It’s going to cost us almost $1000 to have this surgery.
Can you tell what these are and whether they are harmless or whether they will possibly go away with an alternative treatment?
Following is additional background:
He is an Airedale Terrier named Frisco, weighs around 67 pounds and is 8 years old. I am very alternative, use organic dog foods, treats and we purify our water with Reverse Osmosis. Both our Airedales have only had the first year of shots required. No rabies vaccine since they were a year old.
I have been feeding them Blue Buffalo dry (Lamb and Rice) and adding a tablespoon or so of the Blue buffalo Wilderness can food to dry. I recently have been adding the Dr. Harvey’s dry mix that you add hot water to in both their food bowls daily. I started doing this when we noticed a lump on his back right foot.
Before I close, I will have to say, even though I try to be alternative, for years I had used essential oils and diatomaceous earth to keep fleas away, but the past couple years, it’s been horrible around here. I started using Frontline last April until August and noticed they STILL had fleas on them and in the house.
I stopped using Frontline in August and used Capstar and the “Program” pills since. We have not had flea problem since September. But now I wonder if all those toxic things are what caused all his problems.
I know the fleas alone can cause problems too, but I’m very upset and feel helpless on what to do at this point. I am now putting Frankincense, “young Living” oil on his paw and wrapping it up with stretchy gauze daily. The sore red area between his toes on one of the pictures just developed yesterday. He was licking on it too.
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