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Q. My dogs right paw is swollen

Answered By
DR. ANDREA M. BRODIE, DVM

A. Inspect the paw thoroughly between the toes and pads. Touch and feel each toe gently with your fingers. This should tell you where it hurts and you may find a thorn or foreign body you can then try to remove (if it is easily visible). You may find a cut or an infection, reddening, oozing. If that is the case or if you cannot find what is wrong, take him to your vet for a vet exam and possibly painkiller and antibiotic if needed.


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