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Indoor/outdoor boxer male has something in his left front paw

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Indoor/outdoor boxer male has something in his left front paw but wont let owner examine it. About 3 weeks now. What to do?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Baby pup. Very, very clean and well taki ncare. They cant afford a veterinarian. Any suggestions?
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Baby?
Customer: I dont think so at all. I am a neighbor. Baby pup is full grown. Very shiny hair. Happy and has that boxer look into your face and sees right thru you.
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  jadedangel57 replied 7 months ago.
Hi JaCustomer, My name is ***** ***** I’ve been involved professionally with dogs in the health and behavioral fields for over 18 years. It will be my pleasure to work with you today. The paw needs to be examined. What they will need to do is have a couple of people to do this but get a temporary muzzle on him so the paw can be examined. Here are instructions on how to make a temporary muzzle for this. Have a strong man hold the dog as he is liable to squirm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8CwNyfaU3g Once muzzled, examine the paw well, looking for cuts, sores, splinteres and even rocks around the pads or under the edges. Check the nails as well. Long overgrown nails can grow back into the pads and lead to problem. If it is a sore or cut, you can soak the paw in warm epson salt water a few times a day and apply neosporin or triple antibiotic cream to the area. A sanitary pad can be put into a sock and put on the paw to help protect it as it heals. If it is a rock, you can remove it of course and follow the above treatment until it seems to be better. If an abscess has formed or it is a growth which is entirely possible, have it treated at your vet to ensure it will heal properly. If money is an issue, there are organizations and vets that can help. Care Credithttp://www.carecredit.comQuick application and approval for care credit card. You can sometimes apply and get approval while you are at the vet office. Veterinary Bill Assistance Programs:1. The Big Hearts Fund: http://bigheartsfund.org/ 2. Cats in Crisis: http://www.catsincrisis.org/ 3. Diabetic Cats In Need: http://fdmb-cin.blogspot.com/ 4. The Dog And Cat Cancer Fund: http://www.dccfund.org/ 5. Frankie's Friends: http://www.frankiesfriends.com/ 6. Handicapped Pets Foundation: http://hpets.org/ 9. The Mosby Foundation: http://themosbyfoundation.org/ 10. The Onyx and Breezy Foundation: http://www.onyxandbreezy.org/ 11. Paws 4 A Cure: http://www.paws4acure.org/ 12. The Pet Fund: http://thepetfund.com/ 13. Pets-DC: http://www.petsdc.org/ 14. Shakespeare Animal Fund: http://www.shakespeareanimalfund.org/ This site may have additional resources as well.http://www.speakingforspot.com/helppayingforveterinarycare.htmlhttp://maddiesinstitute.typepad.com/chewonthis/2014/12/helping-people-find-money-to-pay-for-veterinary-care.html These vets may offer a free initial visit though they may have to pay for extra procedures and medications. See the next one for the coupons.http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/directory.html?utm_content=link.corp.ffe.locator.http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/offer I hope this information is helpful to you. If you would like any additional information or have more questions please don’t hesitate to press the reply to expert or continue conversation button so I can address any issues you still have . If you do find this helpful, please take this opportunity to rate my answer positively so I am compensated for my time.