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Bloody paw!! ....looks like a skin tag? Not sure what this is ...

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I know this will probably be considered Health and Genetics but I need advice quickly. This section gets more views ...maybe it can stay here just for an hour or so, until I get some advice ...please :)

Belly came in from the backyard tonight, while we were having dinner with our friends, leaving a trail of blood spots. After a short wrestling match, we found a teardrop shaped piece of raw skin hanging from his front paw. It looks like a skin tag or something of the sort.

I put Neosporin and closed the doggie door. Our guest have left so he's calm and the bleeding has stopped. Is this an emergency thing or can it wait until Monday, if the bleeding doesn't start again??

Any advice will be welcome. I'm really nervous about tonight and how much these things can bleed if it starts again.

Can I buy a bootie from Petsmart and bandage it until Monday?
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Thank you, Betsy. I did all of this last night and it's not bleeding today. I have the triple antibiotic ointment on it, with a Curad Super Bandage ...for knuckles! :rolleyes: That's the only thing that I could get to stay on. He doesn't seem to be aware of the bandage or bothered by the boo boo this morning. I think I'll take him to the vet this week, rather than pay for an emergency room visit. That is ...unless it starts bleeding again.

I think I aggravated it with his bath yesterday. I dried his paws so he could come back inside. I wanted the babies clean and good smelling for our company last night :(
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