My GSD is 3 years old and has swollen paws. They are inflamed, blood will come out sometimes, and he has lost hair. Any suggestions?


If it were just one paw, I would look for a draining tract that might indicate a foreign body that could be removed surgically. If several paws are involved, it could be cancer, but if the paws are inflamed it is most likely infectious. If you are in the tropics or if your dog walks around in a dirty kennel, there are parasites to worry about. This really needs to be looked at by your local vet, and the skin may need to be biopsied.

Updated on March 23, 2018

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Why Does My Dog Have Swollen Feet and What Are Some Natural Cures?
By Dr Mark