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    Hi all,
    I noticed last night Bear has bumps in between his toes and pads on his two front paws. They are red and irritated looking too. Just a little bit ago I saw that two of the bumps now have open sores on them. No blood or anything, just raw looking. There is no odor, I don't believe it's yeast. I soaked it in chlorhexidine and put some neosporin on it then bandaged him up to keep it clean. I can get a picture tomorrow when I unwrap his paw.

    Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this? Could it be allergies? He has had runny poo on and off since we brought him home at 10 weeks. He's gone from firm to liquid to firm to soft serve to really firm- Everytime I was about to call the vet he would firm up. I have a one year old who likes to sneak Bear some snacks every now and then which I assume is contributing. His energy level is fine and he drinks a ton of water so I'm not too concerned about dehydration. He has been wormed and is UTD on all his vaccines.

    Since tomorrow is Sunday I figured I would ask you guys since I'll probably get more info here than the vet's anyways lol His paw doesn't seem to bother him unless I'm touching were the bumps are. He has been itching too, but I haven't seen any fleas on him.. He's on Fromm Gold. I'm assuming it's some sort of grain intolerance causing all of this- I just have a feeling. Once I get some opinions from you guys and talk to the vet Monday, I am going to pick up either Earthborn Holistic or Fromm Four Stars. Unless you guys have better recommendations? I'd like to try Acana but SO says that it's a last resort food since it's so expensive I'd be freaking out a lot more if he seemed to be in pain or distressed, but he's acting fine. I only noticed because I was drying his paws off after his bath last night!

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    Definitely could be allergies, food or environmental.... How old is he and how much do you feed?
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    They sound like cysts. They are from allergies your right.

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    He's 13 weeks old and I feed him a little less than 3/4 cups twice a day with about half a cup for lunch, so 2 cups all together. I was reading up on the cyst thing last night and they don't look like any of the pictures so I can't tell for sure if that's what it is or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkey10262 View Post
    He's 13 weeks old and I feed him a little less than 3/4 cups twice a day with about half a cup for lunch, so 2 cups all together. I was reading up on the cyst thing last night and they don't look like any of the pictures so I can't tell for sure if that's what it is or not.
    Can you get a picture of them for us to see? Feeding sounds good
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Can you get a picture of them for us to see? Feeding sounds good
    I will get a picture tomorrow, I have him all wrapped up and I finally got him to stop biting at it!

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    I got some different food to try, Natures Variety Instinct Salmon. And I got a good picture with SO's phone. There's a bump on the top side in between his toes too

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    I don't know if I did this right. I'm on SO's phone and I have no idea what I'm doing lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by monkey10262 View Post
    I don't know if I did this right. I'm on SO's phone and I have no idea what I'm doing lol
    Has he beenwalking on salt due to snow?
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    We did use some about a week and a half ago but I carried him to the grass. Also, it's only his front paws. The other paw has a bump but it's not open. His back paws are perfectly fine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkey10262 View Post
    We did use some about a week and a half ago but I carried him to the grass. Also, it's only his front paws. The other paw has a bump but it's not open. His back paws are perfectly fine!
    It looks like salt sores to me, strange as it sounds, it seems to impact front paws more so. Get some mushers secret or aquaphor and rub it in a couple times a day... Should heal up in a few days
    @Manydogs. @ddnene. Any other ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    It looks like salt sores to me, strange as it sounds, it seems to impact front paws more so. Get some mushers secret or aquaphor and rub it in a couple times a day... Should heal up in a few days
    @Manydogs. @ddnene. Any other ideas?
    I agree w/you on this one Christine… looks like salt sores. We use Safe Paws from PetSmart to get rid of the ice, and it's safe if they lick their paws.

    I have used Earthborn Holistic for my dogs, and I highly recommend that brand of food…

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