Swollen, Red Bump on Top of Dog's Paw
I noticed a small, dime-sized bump on the top of my 9 year old Belgium Sheepdog's paw earlier this week. It seemed to have come out of nowhere, and all the hair covering the area was gone.
Upon further inspection, I noticed that it was red and shiny. I have been cleaning the area with Hydrogen Peroxide 3x a day and then applying calendula cream before wrapping the area with gauze.
He makes every effort to unwrap the gauze, though.
I noted that while he had managed to pull the gauze off, the spot was less irritated. Keeping it on has been a challenge so at this point it is a still quite red.
The spot is very sensitive and feels firm to the touch. He definitely does not like it when it is time to clean it. His activity level has been the same, and he seems like the same happy dog besides the bump. He has been eating and drinking normally as well.
He has a very thick coat, and had a similar spot earlier this year where a foxtail had gotten embedded in the skin. I'm not sure if this is the same type of injury. I feel like I would be able to see a foxtail at the top of his paw though.
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