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I just noticed my dog has a spongy substance on her toenail.

I just noticed my dog has a spongy substance on her toenail. I thought it was dirt last night but today realize it isn't. Any idea what it could be? It is on top of her toenail and goes all the way back to her foot (where the toenail begins).

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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About 1.5 months ago, I noticed a big firm lump between my

About 1.5 months ago, I noticed a big firm lump between my dog's front toes, it's slightly red but not ulcerate or bleeding, took her to vet who prescribed a week of antibiotics as she suspect it might be foreign object that caused an infection, and said if it doesn't get better then she will need to cut it open. So after a week of antibiotic it is still the same, but then I started applying turmeric and coconut oil paste based on a suggestion from a holistic vet, it started to shrink in size, almost invisible to the naked eyes now but not completely gone as I can still feel a small sesame seed size lump, but it didn't get any bigger so I chose to wait and see. And about two days ago I notice two more lumps appearing on the same webbing area between the same toes, it's smaller than the one before but feels quite similar, semi-firm lump. Her nails and paw all looks fine, no limping, no swelling or loss of nails etc, and she doesn't seem to be too bothered by it, hardly see her lick. so I'm not sure if this could be a bacteria-based Interdigital furuncles or some sort of tumor, but can cancerous tumor appear as multiple lumps in same location?Please see link for pic as its too big to attach on here, the first picture is the old lump 1.5 months ago, second picture shows how it's almost gone now, together with the two new lumps next to her toe on the webbing.http://a68.tinypic.com/2unuaz9.jpghttp://a66.tinypic.com/2e21h4w.jpg

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She is a very playful - gh energy - spaniel - rescue.

She is a very playful - high energy - spaniel - rescue. Recently stopped jumping on the bed or couch. Everything else is normal - appetite great - walks - plays - no yelping or signs of pain when i touch her - She does usually play rough with my hound who initiates it - and that has stopped as well. I am wondering if she got hurt when I wasn't home.......JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: Yes- and I checked her nails - they're good too.JA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the hound's name and age?Customer: The hound is Maggie - she's seven or so - Bella is the spaniel - she's three. Bella is the one not jumping now.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Maggie?Customer: Maggie is fine.

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Dr. Altman

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Our 8 year old dog was given Rimadyl on Thursday...did well

our 8 year old dog was given Rimadyl on Thursday...did well the first day. The second day started getting wobbly again. By Saturday...no coordination when walking...its like hes drunk! We stopped it last night. How long does this stay in his system?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: there is no wound on his foot. The vet felt that he pulled something initially when he was walking tenderly. He was palpated up and down and never winced. We also palpated his nails on each paw. We truly feel that all the staggering started 24 hours after starting the pill Ramidyl. What can we do to flush it out of his system?JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: FrostyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Frosty?Customer: Not really. The vet that saw him Thursday said he was a health large border collie... he felt that he was walking funny because he pulled something. We just want to make sure we do all we can to keep him safe and get that med out of his system. He is eating, drinking and passing stool and urine. He gets up to eat and go outside to urinate etc. Other than that he lays... which is not his usual

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Dr. Peter

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My dog's back toenail came out. Kaylee and she is 12, no

My dog's back toenail came out.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Kaylee and she is 12JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Kaylee?Customer: no

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Dr. Altman

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My puppy has s right front dew claw sticking out sideways.

My puppy has his right front dew claw sticking out sideways. It doesn't appear to bother him at all. Should we just watch for swelling, bleeding, licking, etc...? From what I've read the nail will fall off in a matter of time if left alone and there is no further injury. He is a new puppy, scared of collar and leash. We can't pick him up even, but he loves to be petted and get attention. What would you suggest?

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Dr. Ellie

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My dog's nails look like they're bleeding inside. She keeps

My dog's nails look like they're bleeding inside. She keeps licking the inside of the paw but I don't see anything stuck in it.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know what to do about this bleeding. I'll connect you ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?Customer: She has been aggressive the last couple days whenever a bigger dog comes around her or me. She isn't usually like this. She is 11 so I thought she was just getting crotchety.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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My dog stepped in wet parking lot paint. how do I remove it

my dog stepped in wet parking lot paint. how do I remove it from her paw pads now that is dried

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Dr Marta Lepes

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He ripped s toenail clean off. The nail looks like a hollow

He ripped his toenail clean off. The nail looks like a hollow shell. All that is left is the red quick. I've managed to stop the bleeding with some flour and corn starch. I change the bandaging twice a day and put triple antibiotic ointment on it. Is there anything else I need to do??JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: He is a Bassett hound/bull terrier mix.JA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do about this bleeding. I'll connect you ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the hound?Customer: Thank you. And no ma'am.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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Dr. Kara

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