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What are these things on my boys paws?

Discussion in 'Doberman Health Issues and Questions' started by LeopoldnRuger, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. LeopoldnRuger

    LeopoldnRuger New Member

    Noticed about a week ago that my boy had a sore paw and within that week I never thought much more of it. Today I went to clio his nails and he yelped, so under further inspection I found that inside each paw was these protruding masses that seemed to be sensitive. I soaked his feet in Epsom salts this evening but if anyone has any ideas let me know. We will be taking him to the vet if they persist into the week but would obviously like to deal with it if possible without vet bills.


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  2. AresMyDobie

    AresMyDobie Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    Have they been licking their feet ?
  3. LeopoldnRuger

    LeopoldnRuger New Member

    No not at all
  4. GennyB

    GennyB Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    I see a black circle like something stuck in the foot.
  5. My2Girls

    My2Girls Notable member

    So it’s on all 4 paws?

    Do they salt the roads in your area?
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  6. Ddski5

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    Still limping on foot?? Could have gotten something caught in there that caused a wound and now it’s infected. It looks kinda blistered and infected. Does it smell bad? Is it pussy? I could be wrong because of my view but I don’t think I like the blackness of it, usually that means necrotic tissue.

    You know, last month I was walking Ragnar down the road at night offleash. He went into someone’s yard running around and I called him back. As soon as he came to the road he started limping and whimpering really bad. Of course I am like, “oh shit, what’s wrong with my boy....” damn, I swear he causes me more worry than my three girls do.

    Anyway, he had a gum ball caught in between his foot pads. Of course it hurt, that thing is spiked and round. A perfect fit in between there.

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  7. Antman408

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    I’d just bring him to the vet. We can only make educated guesses and if it’s causing him to yelp he’s obviously in apt of pain.
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  8. LeopoldnRuger

    LeopoldnRuger New Member

    It's on all four paws and smaller on the other paws, they do salt bit not much and it's way far up into the webbing of his paw, not on the pads at all. Here's pictures of the other paws

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  9. LeopoldnRuger

    LeopoldnRuger New Member

    Yes, if you take a read I said I will be taking him to the vet. Thank you.
  10. Oh Little Oji

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    Boy, I don't know!

    My feeling is some sort of infection, but I'm very far from knowledgeable about health issues.

    Could it be bug bites?

    Glad you soaked his paws, as I'd want to make sure they are very clean in order to try to get those bumps to go away.

    My go-to in life is to put rubbing alcohol on stuff.

    Not much that some rubbing alcohol, some kale, drinking plenty of water and chinups can't cure. Well, dogs can't do chinups very well I guess.
  11. Viemarangelrock

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    Looks like a yeast infection. The paws look inflammed and irritated. Is there a smell?
  12. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    Have you been walking them during the cold spell? I'm wondering if it's frostbite with the black spots?
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  13. Oh Little Oji

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    The only way I could see frostbite occurring way up in there is from snow getting up in there.

    Snow packing in the paws can make them bleed. Is it possible this has been happening?
  14. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    I always heard snow packs itself up into their paws when a dog is walking versus running off leash.
  15. Oh Little Oji

    Oh Little Oji Formerly Tad Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    I know it happens when playing frisbee with your dog in the snow.
  16. Mystic

    Mystic Notable member

    Interdigital Furunculosis Maybe?

    Worth a read sounds very similar to what is going on with you’re boy.

    Abscesses Between the Toes (Interdigital Furunculosis) in Dogs - Dog Owners - Veterinary Manual

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    Interdigital Furunculosis

    An abscess, or localized infection of the skin, between the toes is also called an interdigital furuncle. It is similar to a severely infected pimple or boil on the face. These painful, pus-filled blisters often occur in the webbing between a dog’s toes.

    The most common cause of furuncles between the toes is a deep bacterial infection. Many dog breeds (for example, Chinese Shar-Peis, Labrador Retrievers, and English Bulldogs) are predisposed to the condition because they have short, bristly hairs on the webbing between the toes and/or prominent amounts of webbing. The short hair shafts are easily forced backward into the hair follicles while the dog is walking. Ingrown hairs are very inflammatory in the skin, and secondary bacterial infections are common.
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  17. Tropicalbri's

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    Interdigital cysts.
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  18. LeopoldnRuger

    LeopoldnRuger New Member

    Thank you I'll look into that.
  19. LeopoldnRuger

    LeopoldnRuger New Member

    I'll Google it thank you for the help
  20. GennyB

    GennyB Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    Not sure who's grand idea it was to plant those trees in anyone's yard but perhaps corporal punishment is in order. Apparently they were a very popular tree when our house was built! EVERYBODY seems to have one! :mad: My dogs re so used to them now, they step one and instantly lay down and take it out with their teeth.
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