This is my first post here. I have a 7 year old lab/Shepard mix with a small growth on his rear paw. The growth is protruding just above the outside of the paw and above the pad. the growth has been there for about 2 years but has not effected the dogs movement. Lately we have been taking the dog out for long walks because of the great weather. The growth must have been knocked because it bleeds when he runs on hard surfaces intermediately.
My vet wants to either excise the growth, but said that since it is on the toe and is near the pad she might have to amputate the toe. They said that this would cost $850. My only issue with this is that it doesn't bother my dog at all per say, just that it wont heal and keeps bleeding.
Anything I can do to "heal" the growth, shrink it or help it to stop bleeding without removing the toe and doing surgery?