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infected dog paws please help!

 
nellie
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Direct Link 09-29-2013, 12:13 AM  
My little yorkie first came to me through the SPCA with severely infected ears about 3 years ago.
I was told she suffers from allergies and it will manifest in her ears and paws.
Her ears have been fine but her paws have been horrible the past 6 months.
They are swollen and very sore looking. She constantly licks them and chews on her nails.
I've done iodine foot soaks, tried a round of antibiotics, now I'm trying epsom salt soak with a little coconut oil, golden seal and a couple drops of iodine, putting on some calendula salve after with a cone.
I feel so bad they are in rough shape.
I've had her on food that is very limited ingredients, mostly salmon and rice.
She's had tests to see if its a fungus and it's not.
If any one has any experience and remedies please share.
We would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you.
 
Dog.L
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Direct Link 10-01-2013, 06:55 PM  
Hello, Sorry for the delayed reply... I didn't see your question ...

As you mentioned one of the main causes of your dog's infection is allergy so please try to take her to an experienced vet so the vet will examine her and prescribe a suitable Antihistamine based on her condition.

Regarding the paw infection it really depends on the condition which your dog has...

If the infection is at an incipient phase and there is no pus forming, the vet may recommend only topical ointments that can remove the bacteria or viruses causing the paw infection. If the infection is more advanced, the treatment will include oral antibiotics. The antibiotics will be prescribed for 7 to 10 days and should be administered for this entire time, so as to prevent the dog from building up immunity to the antibiotics.

The paws should be bandaged, so that they can be protected. The dog will tend to lick the paws and the bacteria in the saliva may only aggravate the infection. The bandages should be replaced each time after the paws are treated with topical creams. If the dog bites the bandages and removes them, a lamp shade collar should be given, because this will prevent him from reaching his paws and support the healing.
If the condition is severe, the dog should be kept indoors and preferably rest for a few days, until the condition improves.

Please do not forget to replace her bandages frequently ...

I hope it helps
Good luck.

infected dog paws please help!


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