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Postby rockermom » March 25th, 2006, 12:01 pm

Rocky has pink pads on his paws. On one of the pads there is a black circle which I noticed a few weeks ago. I was not sure if it was a freckle (his belly skin is covered with dark brown spots looks like someone spilled paint). Or a blood blister or bruise. Its not raised. Looks like someone drew a circle with a sharpe marker. However I noticed it has gotten larger. Anyone have a clue what it could be?
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Postby Purple » March 25th, 2006, 12:11 pm

I don't know what it could be, maybe a picture would help some, though.....
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Postby SisMorphine » March 25th, 2006, 12:23 pm

Just changing color maybe? I don't know . . .
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Postby msvette2u » March 25th, 2006, 12:27 pm

Could it be a tick bite?
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Postby rockermom » March 25th, 2006, 12:41 pm

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Postby msvette2u » March 25th, 2006, 12:51 pm

That looks strange. I guess if it was me and I was concerned I'd have the vet check it out.
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Postby Purple » March 25th, 2006, 4:59 pm

I just looked at Dex's feet, he has one of those on his front foot.
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Postby rockermom » March 25th, 2006, 5:02 pm

Yeah its the front foot. Is Dexter white too with skin pigment? Maybe its just a pigment thing. But Im sure it got bigger. Also on his nose after a scratch from running past some branches, I noticed the only scar left behind is a tiny black dot. like a pencil dot.
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Postby mnp13 » March 25th, 2006, 5:02 pm

are you sure it's gotten larger? If so, I would make a vet visit, pigmentation should not change.

Is it painful? Does the pad feel any different where the spot is?
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Postby rockermom » March 25th, 2006, 5:03 pm

Is his name Dexter? Assumed Dex was short for Dexter
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Postby Purple » March 25th, 2006, 10:42 pm

houlabulla? wrote:Is his name Dexter? Assumed Dex was short for Dexter


Yes, it's Dexter, he is all white...I'll go get the pic for you, I didn't have time to upload it earlier!
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Postby Purple » March 25th, 2006, 10:47 pm

Here is Dexter's foot. I took it after I saw your post, I was curious, and looked at his feet......

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Postby JCleve86 » March 25th, 2006, 10:47 pm

Both of my dogs have spotted paws like that. Unless it seems painful to him, or like the others said if it changes size, color, texture, or shape...I wouldn't worry about it. It's just pigment in my kids.
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Postby Purple » March 25th, 2006, 10:50 pm

I thought Dexter's was just pigment, too.
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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » March 30th, 2006, 3:39 pm

mnp13 wrote:are you sure it's gotten larger? If so, I would make a vet visit, pigmentation should not change.


Piper's pigment costantly changes. He's always got new freckles that start small and grow bigger.

Can't you just call your vet's office and ask them about it? They might not need to see the dog at all, if it is a common thing.
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Postby SpiritFngrz » March 30th, 2006, 4:18 pm

Maybe just keep a close eye on it (shoot- maybe even measure it?) to track it's behavior- if anything
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Postby rockermom » March 30th, 2006, 5:09 pm

Thank you! purple the spot on Dexters foot does look exactly the same as Rocky's. No I am not 100% shure if it got larger or if it grew along with his feet and body. But I do believe it is larger. No it is not raised or feel different. No pain or discomfort. Not sure if it was always there but I dont believe it was. I will keep an eye on it. If there seems to be any changes I will call the Vet.
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Postby kymn25 » March 30th, 2006, 6:02 pm

Emma has them on her pads to. She is mostly white and has the black spots on her skin. I call them freckles.
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Postby Asta » March 31st, 2006, 5:41 pm

Guiness has gotten one on her uumm vulva that she didnt use to have. And yeah, i umm examined it too :| It doesnt feel funny and she didnt react so me and my parents will just keep an eye on it. Somehow i wouldnt worry much about it though.

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