Hi everyone! First post and I'm pretty desperate for an answer. I hope someone on here can help me because it would be a huge financial burden to have to take my dog to the vet. Here is the problem: my 5 year old male Rottweiler has a large red bump on top of his paw and it smells awful. I just noticed it about two days ago. Also, he broke one of his finger nails and the quick is exposed--could these be related? They happened around the same time. He keeps licking both the bump and the messed up finger nail. These are both on his front right paw. The messed up fingernail is visible in the first picture.
Does anyone have any idea what these could be? And what my possible treatment methods are? He's limping pretty badly on that foot.