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My 13 plus year old dog has a swollen digit on s left nd

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My 13 plus year old dog has a swollen digit on his left hind foot. What could cause it?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.


I am sorry to hear you are worried about your dog's toe. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

A swollen digit could be from an injury or fracture, an infection, or could be a tumor ( cancerous or benign). How long has it been swollen? Is it painful to him?

Can you post a picture of it here?