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871111 tn?1248996572

Bump between pads on back foot

I happen to notice a bump on between my dog's pads today, and I am not sure what it is.  At first I thought it was a blister but when I searched online for pictures of dog blisters, they don't seem to look like what's on my dog.  It is about half the size of a pea, and it is pink.  I don't see any obvious pus or blood.  It also doesn't seem to bother her as I don't notice any limping or favoring of the other back leg.  Basically I'm wondering if this is something that needs to be looked at by the vet and possibly biopsied, or if it is something that I can just monitor and keep clean at home.

I took a few pictures:

http://s212.photobucket.com/albums/cc272/ultra_heavybeat/?action=view&current=P1030202.jpg
http://s212.photobucket.com/albums/cc272/ultra_heavybeat/?action=view&current=P1030204.jpg
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945849 tn?1283486443
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Any new or unusual bump should definitely be evaluated by your veterinarian. It does not look like a blister. It could be anything from a cyst, a papilloma, a benign growth, an abscess, or something more serious. Your veterinarian may be able to do a needle aspirate and look at the cells under the microscope to give you an idea of what it is. If it is something serious, you want to get it taken care of while it is still small and while your Pug is still asymptomatic. I'm glad you're paying attention to your girl and checking her over--that will help you keep her healthier longer!
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