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So my puppy has a swollen toe on the inside of her left paw. Last night (before it was swollen) every now and then she would wimper and lick at it. I looked for any noticeable thorns or splinter but saw nothing. Just this morning is when I noticed that it was actually swollen, she still runs and plays but she babies that paw. Should I take her to the vet today or wait a few days while assessing the situation?
 

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Upon closer inspection it seems to be her second knuckle where the toe meets the paw. It's not the entire area, just that one toe...
 

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I'd go to the vet today, if you can get in. If she's whimpering and limping she's in pain.
 

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She may have broken her toe or her foot. The vet will need to x-ray. If it's a toe the vet may do nothing. If it's the foot, they may want to cast it.

Good luck.
 

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Although it is uncommon for dogs to break a toe, you can never rule it out. It could be a sprain (tearing of a ligament) or even a fungal or bacterial infection.

Like everyone else said, if your dog is favouring it, its best to let a vet take a look.
 

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Atlas had a swollen toe around 2 months ago. Have no idea how he did it or ?

He had an x-ray and multiple vets (they were a bit stumped as well) look at it.

So it became a process of elimintation. First thing was leash walk for about a week along tiht a round of antibiotics. The antibiotics I guess did the trick. Swelling went down. Still not sure about the real cause. Could have been many things. ( maybe a splinter or plant material that worked its way )
Anyway the outcome was good. A vet is where you will have to start. I also soaked his foot in ebsom salts--figure it couldn`t hurt.
 
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