Red, Shiny, Inflamed Bump on Top of Dog's Paw
Today we noticed our dog has a red, shiny bump on the top of one of his paw. It appears inflamed. It's located between two of his fingers, on the outer part of his front right paw. The skin in the area does not have fur on it.
We don't know when it occurred; however, just noticed it this morning. His energy level and behaviour is normal, except that he will sit often to lick his paw.
When looking at the inflamed area, it does not appear that there is anything (ie stinger, burr) sticking out of it.
The affected area seems to be sensitive, as he growls or tries to bite, if someone goes near it.
Our dog is a nine and a half year old, pure bred, short legged Jack Russell. He is fully up to date with all his vaccinations (everything a vet recommends yearly). He recently had urine, fecal and heart worm testing, all which came back negative or normal. He is right at his target weight, is healthy, active and gets a lot of exercise.
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