Dogs » Red lump behind paw pad

charlotted

This question is related to: Rani the Dog

Age:10
Gender:Female
Breed:Unknown Terrier Cross (Heinz!)
Neutered:Yes
Vaccination History:All up to date
Fed On:Packaged meat and added biscuits in the morning.
Kept:In the house.

Red lump behind paw pad

Rani has got a red lump behind the main pad on her rear paw. The lump is red, firm and has some scabbing on it. It has a strawberry like texture, many dimples and is formed of 2 segments with a skin crease down the middle. I only noticed it today so don’t know how long she has had it or what caused it.
I can’t get to a vet until Wednesday, should I be worried and try and get her in sooner? She’s not having any difficulty walking and doesn’t seem to be in pain. I have noticed her ‘nibbling’ it though...

25/8/18

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Chicco

Look up histiocytoma and see if it looks like any of those.... although a mast cell can look similar.

I personally wouldn't be doing an emergency vets with this but would see a vet as soon as possible and would get a buster collar so she can't chew it.

could also be a raised hotspot or a cyst.

hopefully you'll get professional advice as soon as Stewart sees this.

25/8/18

Martina Stuart

Thanks Chicco was once again I totally agree with all your reply.
I would only add that it could also be a granulating wound or a reaction to a foreign body. Vet Wednesday sounds reasonable as long as she does not go lame.
I like your suggestion for the Elizabethan collar and also restricted excercise where vet possible on clean grass. If it does become contaminated then bathe in a salt solution. Level tablespoonful salt in a pint of boiled water at body temperature.

25/8/18

Chicco

any news on this

29/8/18

charlotted

Went to the vets today. The lump had gone down in size but looking redder. Vet believes it to be an infected cut as there is a straight scab and she could feel nothing inside it (no grass seed or equivalent). Have been advised to wash in salt water and keep clean as best I can. No antibiotics given as she has suffered from a poorly tummmy the last few days. If her tummy settled and the lump is still there the vet will give me antibiotics.

Thanks for your help and reassurance :)

31/8/18

Martina Stuart

Thanks for the update. I hope it progresses well

31/8/18

Chicco

me too

1/9/18

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