Swollen Paws In Dogs

swollen-paws-in-dogsSwollen paws are quite common among dogs but the condition is not generally dangerous. However, it can be very uncomfortable and painful, depending on the underlying cause.

A dog with a swollen paw usually favors the affected leg and appears to limp or hobble. Make sure to carefully check the paw’s top and underside for any signs of pain or swelling. One of the common causes of swollen paws in dogs is a foreign object that is trapped between the dog’s paw pads or toes. The problem could also be caused by allergies (constant licking/chewing), puncture wounds, insect bites, broken toes, and fractured toe nails. A dog’s paw pads can also get burned from running or walking on hot asphalt during the summer.

If the swelling and limping persist, make sure to get your pet to your vet for a thorough checkup, diagnosis, and treatment.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s