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Growth between paws

Should I be worried? I hate taking him to the vet for small stuff only to have them say "he'll be fine in a couple days"



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It looks like it could be a histicytoma, which is benign and will heal eventually on its own. It won't be fast, they take their time.

Nevertheless, I'd soak it in warm water and epsom salts 2-3 times a day, dry it thoroughly. Some Doberman people recommend and swear by Tinactin, the anti-fungal foot spray, for histiocytomas.

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It looks like it could be a histicytoma, which is benign and will heal eventually on its own. It won't be fast, they take their time.

Nevertheless, I'd soak it in warm water and epsom salts 2-3 times a day, dry it thoroughly. Some Doberman people recommend and swear by Tinactin, the anti-fungal foot spray, for histiocytomas.
Thanks. Based on what you can see, do you think I should take him to the vet?
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I would take him to the vet. There are many different types of lumps and some can be very bad. Better safe than sorry. Perhaps your vet can do a FNA or small biopsy to get a better idea if this is benign or something that should be removed as soon as possible.
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Well, it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to get it checked out just in case. Histiocytomas look very much like mast cell tumours, which are not benign so better safe than sorry.

Having seen a few histiocytomas myself, I probably wouldn't run to the vet personally if I thought one of my dogs had one. But I wouldn't tell you not to (especially based on pictures).

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It could be an interdigital cyst. There are a variety of causes which generally involve some kind of inflammation which can lead to an infection.


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I'd check it out with a vet, just to be safe.

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Vet visit, ASAP. Don't play with lumps. It is in a tender spot...
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Thank you to everyone who replied. Ill take him to the vet and report back as to what it is.
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I would go to t he vet and get it checked. Tamora had a growth on her pad. It was removed. It could have gotten bigger and than it is harder to remove.

She had no issues with the procedure.
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So we went to the vet today, he said he thought it was some sort of tumor, probably benign but said if I wanted to send it off to the pathologist to determine if it was benign, I said lets do it. I'd rather spend the extra $160 and know for sure its not cancer. When I went back to pick him up, the vet said he was very certain that it was just a wart, he said it was not below the skin at all and in his opinion it was a waste of money to send it to the lab. I agreed with him and were back home now. Thanks again for the advice.
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If you love your dog, it's always worth checking it out with the vet. You never know.

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I just went though something similar.. we were at a show, and when we came back from a pee break, his toe was bleeding. My breeder said it was a "toe wart" that had burst.. in my whole life, I had never heard of a toe wart.. but its an actual real thing! *L*
Still scabbed over and healing now..

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