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Old 07-29-2011, 02:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone!!!

I am brand new to this amazing forum and I am in need of some help, well my puppy needs the help, I just dont know how to help her. My fiance and I got bella about 3 weeks ago. She is everything we wanted in a dog and more. Recently (past week or so) we have noticed these wart like things starting to grow on her front paws. We have no idea what it is and what is the cause. We took her to the vet and we were told that they need to investigate further by putting pictures of her paws on medical dog forums for other vets to talk about.

Im taking matters into my own hands. I have attached some recent pics of her paws to she the random growth, We have started epsom salt wash for her paws and it seems to be working a bit. If anyone has seen or has any info PLEASE let me know.

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Old 07-29-2011, 03:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It almost looks like ingrown hairs or too many hairs growing into a single follicle. I know the epsom salt baths will help, you could also try an dilluted iodine soaks, and any sort of anti-bacterial or antibiotic ointment wouldn't hurt. Other than that...I say ask your vet but since you already did and they don't know what it is...all I can recommend is if they do not come up with an answer or treatment, perhaps get a second opinion or take her to a veterinary specialist. Good luck
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yes the epsom salts seem to be working to reduce the swelling and redness but i am not sure if it is going to make to go away! she does not seem like she is in ANY pain at all. she still has all the same energy levels appetites and runs and jumps as if nothing is there! yesterday she had some blood on her paw i think she hit it on her bone and cracked it open, that seemed to help actually for the air to get in and the salts to work better. We are currently doing 2 epsom salt rinses a day and it looks like it may be getting better. Are u sure the hydrogen peroxide is a good idea?? i cringe when i need to use it, i feel kind of bad putting it on her. should i rinse her paws after the epsome salt rinse and peroxide dose??
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've used hydrogen peroxine to clean a rash Leila had a month ago. Didn't even cringe at all. I can't offer any advise, though, with Bella's bumps. Hope it goes away soon. By the way, she's so cute!
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I have no advice on what it is or how to treat it. Alls I can say is that if you trust your vet then the fact that they have not seen this before is a good sign that it probably isn't anything serious. We had one of our pups in for a skin condition. It seemed pretty bad to me and frankly I wasn't all that confident that my vet needed to consult with some other vets. But they prescribed a medication so that we could 'treat' the condition until we figured it out and it went away? No problems since. I guess my point is that sometimes there isn't an explanation but once they consult with others they may come up with a fix.
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I have no answers for you either. I feel personally it is a good idea that the vet is willing to consult with others. At least he isn't brushing this off. I hope it all goes away soon for little Bella. I know that human warts are caused by a virus and can be treated at home.
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Old 07-30-2011, 03:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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thanks everyone! the vet called back a little while ago and he told us that he thinks it might be papilloma??? i need to do some research on that one tight away.
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