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    Paw pad issue!

    Hello,

    We have a 5 month old male French Bulldog named Vinny. Two weeks ago we noticed his back paw pad was swollen and irritated. We took him to our vet and she did a skin scraping and said he had a bacterial infection. She put him on antibiotics (Cefpodoxime 100 mg) for two weeks. Today is day 11 of antibiotics. Since this all started the pad has completely peeled off. Although it is less swollen and no longer looks irritated, it does not look right to us. We sent updated photos today to our vet as well. He never licks at it and he never limps or acts painful. Please if you have any ideas what may be going on with our Vinny, we would appreciate any input! Thank you so much!
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    Re: Paw pad issue!

    It's hard for me to tell but it could be an interdigital cyst or foreign object in the foot pad. You could try soaking the foot in epsom salts or betadine and putting on some antibiotic ointment after, in case it is a cyst.

    Try giving your dog some probiotic since he's been on antibiotics for a while, but not at same time as antibiotic, and continue for a week after antibiotic- eg. milk kefir, live raw sauerkraut from refrigerator section of health food store, organic unpasteurized goats milk , or a doggie probiotic such as Proviable DC, Probiotic Miracle.

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    Thank you so much! I got Epsom salt and probiotics and also have Zymox ointment. Will start this new plan and hope for improvement! When I do the Epsom salt soak do I rinse his feet after the soak?

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    Re: Paw pad issue!

    Quote Originally Posted by weflybye View Post
    Thank you so much! I got Epsom salt and probiotics and also have Zymox ointment. Will start this new plan and hope for improvement! When I do the Epsom salt soak do I rinse his feet after the soak?
    Doesn't matter if you rinse after, as far as I know. Just dry the foot after the soak and put on some antibiotic ointment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weflybye View Post
    Hello,

    We have a 5 month old male French Bulldog named Vinny. Two weeks ago we noticed his back paw pad was swollen and irritated. We took him to our vet and she did a skin scraping and said he had a bacterial infection. She put him on antibiotics (Cefpodoxime 100 mg) for two weeks. Today is day 11 of antibiotics. Since this all started the pad has completely peeled off. Although it is less swollen and no longer looks irritated, it does not look right to us. We sent updated photos today to our vet as well. He never licks at it and he never limps or acts painful. Please if you have any ideas what may be going on with our Vinny, we would appreciate any input! Thank you so much!
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    Just wondering what you are feeding your dog? If it's an interdigital cyst it could be caused by a food allergy.

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    Re: Paw pad issue!

    We are feeding Nutro (Feed Clean) Wholesome Essentials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weflybye View Post
    We are feeding Nutro (Feed Clean) Wholesome Essentials.
    Is it grain free? If it contains grains,chicken,or white potato you may want to switch. You can try a limited ingredient kibble like Earthborne Holistic Venture line, Acana Singles line, or Zignature. Or even try switching to dehydrated raw or frozen raw if there's other signs of allergies like ear infections or licking paws.

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    He is showing no other signs of food allergies. His ears, eyes and skin all look great (and perfect poos). So I am a little hesitant to do a food change since the only issue is the paw. I am going to give the Epsom salt soaks, probioitcs and ointment a week to see if we have some improvement. Thank you for all your help!
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    Re: Paw pad issue!

    Quote Originally Posted by weflybye View Post
    He is showing no other signs of food allergies. His ears, eyes and skin all look great (and perfect poos). So I am a little hesitant to do a food change since the only issue is the paw. I am going to give the Epsom salt soaks, probioitcs and ointment a week to see if we have some improvement. Thank you for all your help!
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    He is adorable!!!!

    It looks like it could be a growth of some type? Has the vet responded to the photo?


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    Re: Paw pad issue!

    Yes, our vet did call after reviewing the photos. She said if we don't see progress soon the next step would be a biopsy. But having said that - after just two days of the Epsom Salt soaks and ointment we believe we already see some improvement. Hoping it continues to improve!!! If things don't clear up soon we may have to have the biopsy but hoping not.

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    What a face!! I hope his paw clears up.
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    Re: Paw pad issue!

    Thank you! Day 3 of soaks and ointment and we definitely see an improvement. Much less swelling and the color looks healthier. Fingers crossed we are on the right path!

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