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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 48 years of experience.
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My dog has a sore patch on her paw? It’s on her front paw

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Hi my dog has a sore patch on her paw?
JA: Hi there. I'll do all I can to help. When did you first notice the sore? Has the dog been licking or rubbing the skin?
Customer: It’s on her front paw she’s limping because it’s sore to walk on she has two walks a day it very pink
JA: What's the dog's name and age?
Customer: It’s a french bull dog cross pug she’s 11
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: Nothing I have a picture but can’t send any
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Vet
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
File attached (15S5ZS1)
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 days ago.

Dr. Michael Salkin is typing. Please be patient.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 days ago.

Thank you for the excellent photo. Regrettably, this sore patch appears to be a well-circumscribed (definite margins to the lesion) skin tumor more common in elderly dogs. Her vet will want to needle aspirate this and examine the aspirate microscopically in an attempt to clarify its primary cell type. That, then, will tell the vet how best to address it. Surgical excision is likely to be recommended. Please respond with additional questions and concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
It’s cancer you think? X
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I’ll book her in first thing tomorrow
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 days ago.

Yes, I believe that this will be found to be malignant.

Good work! She's lucky to have you. I can't set a follow up in this venue and so please return to our conversation with an update at your convenience.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Ok thank you for everything I’ll keep you posted xx
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 days ago.

It's my pleasure.

I appreciate it!