Q. My dogs right paw is swollen

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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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