Growths on dog's front paw pads
Growth in the middle of the pad
About a month ago I noticed a growth on the side of one of the toe pads (it almost looks like a smaller extra nail in its shape and placement). I took the dog to the vet, and the vet thought it looked benign, so we decided to wait and see what happens.
Since then, I have found a flat growth in the middle of the pad on the same paw and another much smaller growth on the toe pad of the another paw. It looks like they are getting bigger from within. In other words, the original growths are staying the same but they are getting bumped up from within, as if someting is coming out (you can see in the picture that's titled "First growth" - it's almost like the nail-like growth is sitting on a bump.
I am trying vitamin E, but I am not sure if this is something that needs to be treated or removed. I would prefer not to cut into his paws, but I want to make sure that it's not dangerous to his health or an indicator of something serious.
He is 6 years old and not being treated for anything else, so I am not sure why his immune system would be weak.
Is there a non-surgical way to treat this, or is it something potentially dangerous that has to be removed?
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