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rear leg chewing since apup now 6yr spread both front paws middle

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rear leg chewing since apup now 6yr spread both front paws
middle nail root clottedblood or wart
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 3 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 years ago.
Aloha! You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely fashion. I suspect that it has confused many - including me - vets. Please clarify the following:

1) Will has been chewing his hind leg since he was a pup? Only the one leg? Any particular place on that leg? Has he been lame on that leg? Are there skin changes or other changes in the appearance of that leg?
2) The digits of both of his front paws are spread apart? This suggests unnatural weight bearing on the front legs either because of the conformation of those legs or because he has shifted weight from his painful hind legs to his front legs.
3) One of the nails/nailbed on a front leg appears to have bled and/or has a growth ("wart")? This would be difficult for me to diagnose from here. If he's painful on that paw, it would need to be attended to by his vet.

Please respond with additional information and further questions or concerns if you wish.
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your kind accept. I appreciate it.

Please continue our conversation if you wish. I have to leave my computer for a few hours but I promise to reply as soon as I return.

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