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the top of my dogs foot is puffy and he is limping on it. We

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the top of my dogs foot is puffy and he is limping on it. We live in an area where there are goat heads but I don't see anything in it. the swelling comes and goes. I am unemployed so a visit to the vet is something out of my reach financially. I am not sure how to help him.
Gail
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name isXXXXX am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions to be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Is he licking the area?
2- Is he on any medications?
3- How much does he weigh?

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


not licking the area, not on any medications, weighs 70 lbs.


seems to bother him when he first gets up after laying down the worst.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
Gail, common causes for what you are describing are: An injury, joint inflammation, infection, etc. to name a few causes this is what you can do:

1- You have done right in soaking the paw in epsom salt. Do this 2-3 times a day for 5 minutes for the next week.
2- Start him on Buffered Aspirin 325mg 1.5 (one & half) tablet every 12 hours for 1 week.
3- Rest him, no running or jumping for the next week.
4- If no significant improvement after doing the above have him checked by your local ASPCA or Shelter where they often offer veterinary services at a lower cost.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back. I am happy to address follow-up questions. Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!

Dr. Peter
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


if I should have any other questions pertaining to this, can I reach you again or do I have to pay again and get who ever is available at the time?



Gail

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
If it is pertaining to this problem you can follow this thread and I will answer it at no additional charge, the question will not close even after you rate me.
If you have a new question to a different problem then you will need to open a new question at additional charge. If you wish to speak to me you can write my name on the question "Dr. Peter" and I will answer it as soon as I am online.

Please reply if you have additional questions.

Dr. Peter
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


one more thing..... Dylan is not one to sit and soak his foot so I have been soaking a rag with the Epsom salt mixture and holding it on his foot, is this helping the same as actually soaking it?

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
No Gail, the true benefit comes when the foot is soaked. Try to have another person help and distract him with a treat in front of him; tease him with the treat so he focuses on the treat and not the foot.

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