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Red swelling on paw
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Red swelling on paw

We just noticed our dog licking his paw tonight and upon closer examination, one of the "pads" seems to have a red swelling or protrusion on its side. You can get a better look here: http://i.imgur.com/fj2qr.png

Does this look like anything dangerous?
Tags: Swelling, PAWS
Type of Animal
:  
Dog
Age of Animal
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2
Sex of Animal
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Male
Breed of Animal
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Gold retriever chow mix
Last date your pet was examined by a vet?
:  
October 01, 2012
City
:  
Los Angeles
State/Province
:  
CA
Country
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United States
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It does not appear serious though keep an eye on it. The pads often heal from small injuries by created what we call "proud flesh". It is kind of like a swollen inflamed callous.
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