My Dog Has Pink/red Feet And His Toe Nails Get Bloody Looking At The Quick, He Also Stops Eating About Once A Month. He Is On Allergy/sensitive Stomach Food. The Vets Can't Find Anything Wrong. Can You Help?

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He could have burs in his paws.  He also might have contracted a disease from the Ticks. Ticks are very bad this year.  You should take him to the vet, and have him checked sounds like he needs a round of antibiotics, and also have the vet remove the ticks, if you can't do so urself. 
 
You can get alcohol and put it on a cotton ball and saturate the area where the tick is and the tick itself.  The tick should back out of the skin.  Make sure you have tweezers ready and available should you need to grab the tick.  Good-Luck
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Have your dog examined by a veterinarian.  Swollen paws can be related to allergies, injuries (especially from overuse), and immune mediated disease.  It is unlikely that he has burrs in all paws. 
Your veterinarian can help diagnose and treat your dog.  They will also be able to start him on tick prevention/control.  It is very important when removing ticks to get the entire tick.  There are some tick-born diseases that are zoonotic (can be transmitted to people). 
You can try Benadryl at home.  The dose is 1 milligram per pound of body weight given by mouth three times a day.  Do NOT use the Cold and Sinus variety.
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My puppy has pink pads on most of her feet.   I'm wondering if having black pads are sturdier and less sensitive than pink.   When we go on walks, I'm noticing her limping towards the end of our walks.   Should I not take her on long walks on pavement, or are pink pads just as durable as black?   Ive checked them out thoroughly, and she is cleaned after every walk.   She never limps around the house, it's only when we go for lengthy walks does she limp towards the end.   What should I do?   She doesn't seem like she is in pain, but obviously I don't know this for a fact. Please help!
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The swelling in the paws of the dog can be due to insect bite like honey bee, wasp, spider or even scorpion, thorn,  it can also be due to sharp injury and infection. It can be treated by using antiseptic lotions but it will be good to see Vit and get his treatment which might include antiallergy shots and antibiotics.
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There are so many things that cause dry flaky irritated skin in dogs.. But let's start simple...
You didn't mention itchy... If it's not itchy, and not really bothering the dog, it may just be dry flaky skin.  When you bathe her use a protein and lanolin shampoo to help preserve the skins natural oils... And stat adding omega 3 fatty acids (Lipiderm, flaxseed) to her meals. 
Here are two possibilities if the feet are itchy... The most common reason is allergies.. Either systemic or contact dermatitis - Red, itchy bumps and inflamed skin at the site of contact with chemical, detergent, paint or other irritant... Affects feet and hairless parts of the body... Or look for Chiggers - Itching and severe skin irritation between toes, and around the ears and mouth. Look for barely visible red, yellow or orange chiggers.
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Evo is a great food..try changing to evo beef. I changed from evo to another dog food and now my young dog has pink and missing fur on the top of her feet and her face. This is an allergy to one of the main ingredients in the dog food..so I just went back to evo again but am trying the beef flavor this time.
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Hello. Because it's their color. Just like humans we are all different. Thanks.
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It seems to me that he has food allergy. Foods are usually normal but the artificial food color and preservatives in the food can cause allergy. Take care of these two things while purchasing food for him.
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Lia Ample answered
Might be something he has been eating that has cause the pink lips but I am also not really sure about the pink paws.
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I would not feed him evo many dogs cannot take that much protein. Some develop serious kidney problems
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My puppy seems to have the same thing. It started like 1 week ago and she is 4 months old. But it dosen' t seem to bother her and she still eats. So if there is any suggestions or seriously wrong please let me know.
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My lab had same problem, take to vet tell them to check for cushings disease. Treatable if caught intime.
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Like humans, dogs have different coloured skin. Some is pink, some is brown, some is black although I think (especially for noses and paws) brown or black are more common. One of my dogs has pink pads and nails, and the other has a mix of pink and brown pads and nails. It's the strangest thing, really. Another thing I find fascinatingly odd is that a dogs fur pattern is also the same pattern on their skin! You can shave a dog completely naked and that same pattern will be coloured on their skin! I discovered this by accident the first time I shaved my all white puppy, who before had never had any spots and after the hair grew back and a few months after that he still appeared all white until one day the colour started coming in, and it's still barely noticeable (it's an eggshell colour and the rest of him is a snowy colour).
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It could be a trait passed on by genes from its parents, one of the parents would've gotten pink paws, and the other black, therefore the dog you have will have a mix.
Or it can be that your dog is still in the stage of a puppy resulting in pink paws, buts its also an adult (black paws).
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This bump can be cyst, wart, hematoma, infection after injury etc. Physical examination and medical history are needed to diagnose your dog's problem. This is possible by visiting a vet.
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Your dog has an allergy. It could be to something very obvious, like fleas or mites, or to something like grass.

Check the paws, especially between the toes, for fleas and other insects. If you find any, take them off with tweezers and clean the area.
He could be allergic to something he ate, or the preservatives in his dog food. Consider changing his diet. Certain dog shampoos and pesticides will also spring up this reaction.

If the paws don't get better, take him to your local vet where you will be prescribed cortisone or another cream.

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It depends what breed they are. If it's pink on top of the pad, not the actual pad, then check into it. But my dog is part pitbull and he has actual pink pads with black patches. So it all depends.

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