Question from Keagan Palardy: Does any one know what this is on my poor doggies paw?:( Answer from Shanika Winters: Thank you for sending the photo of your dog's paw along with your question as to what it might be. I will discuss some of the possibilities for what a lesion (growth/diseased area) similar to the one on your dog's paw could be, how we would try and make a diagnosis and then treatment options. What is this on my dog's paw? The first thing we need to do is find out more details about your dog, your vet will ask you a lot of questions to from what we call a history, this includes information about your dog's:
- Age Breed Sex Eating Drinking Toiletting General Health
- How long the lesion has been present . Has the lesion grown/how quickly
- Does it cause any irritation to your dog/is he chewing at it
- Has your dog had anything like this before?
- Mast cell tumour
- Other growths/tumours