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Hello! I am Dr. Erica, a licensed veterinarian with Just Answer, and I am here to help you! I have been a veterinarian treating dogs and cats for 15 years. I will let you know that while this is a forum for veterinary advice, veterinarians in this country are not legally permitted to make a diagnosis or write prescriptions online. However, I am here to help guide you and your pet toward a resolution to the best of my ability. Please allow me a few minutes to review your question. I may ask a few additional questions to gain understanding and better help you and your pet. I appreciate your patience.
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It sounds like you are concerned about your dog Orange who has some bumps on her head. Can you please tell me what breed of dog Orange is? Also, if you have a photo of the bumps that you can attach for me to have a look, that can be very helpful!
It looks like you may not be online right now. Any additional details you can provide are helpful but in the meantime, I can give you some general information based on what you have told me so far.
It will not be possible for me to tell you exactly what this is without seeing your dog and running some tests myself.. If it is not bothering your dog, it is not an emergency requiring urgent care. Instead, I would advise that you make an appointment with your veterinarian to have this checked out in person. There is a simple test that can be done called a 'fine needle aspirate biopsy' that will show if the lump is anything to worry about. Alternately, they may recommend having this removed and sent to a lab for testing. Based on those results, your vet can discuss with you whether or not removing the lump is indicated.
I hope that is helpful but please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns!
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No, there is no way to reverse diabetes in dogs. You are referring to the difference between type one and type 2 diabetes, and the type that dogs get is not reversible.
Itchy paws are usually due to itching, not arthritis, but I suppose it is possible she is painful. Something to have your vet check out for you. Normal dog treats - Milkbones and the like - are probably the best bet for treats. You should look for low calorie things that will not have too big an effect on blood sugar.
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