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Can I send a picture of my dogs foot? Strange dark spot that

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Can I send a picture of my dogs foot? Strange dark spot that makes him limp on it
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Amanda, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
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Hi,

My name is***** and I can help you with your dog this evening. Just use the paperclip button at the top of your typing box to attach the picture to this conversation.

Also, how long have the spots been there? Are they painful when you touch them? Are they only on one paw?

Dr. Amanda

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College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2001

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Spot has been there for about 3 weeks. Yes it's painful and he has a hard time walking on it
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Only on 1 paw
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Amanda, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Were you able to attach a picture?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Amanda, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

I am getting ready to log off for the night. I am going to opt out of this question so that another expert can help you if you are able to post a picture of the skin spots.

Have a good evening,

Dr. A

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Dr. Michael Salkin
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I'll follow up for Dr. Amanda for you. Can you upload a photo to our conversation? You can use the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (if that icon is visible) or you can use an external app such as imgur.com or dropbox.com. I can be more accurate for you if I can see what you're seeing.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I don't see a paper clip icon? I would like to send a picture.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

You'll need to use an external app such as imgur.com or dropbox.com or have***@******.*** help you do it.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Yes, but from the angle they were taken I can't tell if the black spot is in the skin (pigment), on the skin (a scab), or how it might affect your dog. How old is your dog? Is he chewing at this spot? Is it enlarging?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Thank you. Does that spot feel like a scab to you?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
it does actually.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Thank you. If the scab is covering a wound such as a scrape or abrasion it might well be associated with bruising, swelling, and other soft tissue injury such as sprain or strain - all of which can result in your dog's lameness. Assessing the extent of injury is the most difficult thing I can do from here, however. I'm concerned that he's been lame for 3 weeks which usually indicates structural damage that needs to be identified and treated appropriately. That may entail a prescription nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) such as carprofen or meloxicam and/or an antibiotic if his vet thinks there's infection associated with that scab. Surgical intervention is a possibility if an abscess has formed under that scab or nearby. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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