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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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My dog has swollen paw pads for ten weeks. They began to get

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My dog has swollen paw pads for ten weeks. They began to get scaly and dried and swollen. All paws.
Simultaneously, rapid breathing when resting began.
Now a few of the pads are oozing pus where the pad and nail meet.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?

1) Do you have clear pictures to share of the paw pads?
2) How old is your companion?
3) What breed?
4) Any licking or chewing of the pads?
5) Is he still walking normally?
6) Is he taken for walks on concrete or other surfaces?
7) Any recent food changes? new treats?