My greyhound has a problem that the vet seems unable to put a name on. It is difficult to explain - Her upper paws or knuckles are very red and bleed if she plays in garden.She seems to be loosing hair on same area. It is spreading up her legs ie. the hair loss not the redness. She licks her paws but DOES NOT CHEW or seem to be too bothered. It does not seem to be painful as I can wash and dry her paws without a problem. I am very concerned ad would appreciate any advice.Thank you,Mary
Type of Animal: Greyhound
Age: nine ish
Name of Dog: Sasha
Antibiotics and a solution to soak paws in ie. Hibiscrub.
Hello. Thanks for writing in. I would have your vet check a skin scraping to look for skin mites (Demodex usually) and a fungal culture to look for ringworm (can get from the soil). Most likely, though, she has an allergy to something in the environment, possibly in the garden. If your vet has ruled out Demodex and ringworm, it may help to put her on a short course of steroids, rule out a secondary yeast infection on the paws (would need oral anti-fungals), wipe her paws with antibacterial/antifungal wipes after coming in from outside and soaking her paws in the Hibicleans (dilute it) 2-3 times weekly for 5-10 minutes. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Hope this helps.
Over 10 years of clinical veterinary experience
Hi Mary,I'm just following up on our conversation about Sasha. How is everything going?Texas Veterinarian