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My dogs back right foot. The pad seems to be inflamed and

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My dogs back right foot. The pad seems to be inflamed and she don't want to put any weight on it
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: She hasn't been for a walk in awhile, so we took her 3 Days in a row. The lea
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

I am sorry to hear about your dog's pad. Is it worn irregularly or a wound? It appears your response to any additional information was cut off...is there anything you would like to add? Is she licking?

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I can definitely give you recommendations to minimize infection and reduce healing time but if there is any discharge or it is not healing then please have your vet evaluate the lesion to ensure additional medication is not warranted.

1.) No licking! If this area is reachable then please put a sock on or a cone to prevent her from reaching the area. Licking introduces oral bacteria to the area and can increase risk of inflammation and infection

2.) Benadryl 1 mg/ pound every 8 hours to help with the itch and discomfort. May cause mild sedation

3.) Use ivory soap and water or dog oatmeal shampoo to the area twice daily with ten minute contact time before rinsing and tap dry

4.) I prefer to not apply salves or ointments because it traps in moisture to the area and reduces healing or delays healing time. If needed you can put a very thin layer of a triple antibiotic on the area after cleaning

5.) Limit activity. The more activity the more likely this wound will take longer to heal because the skin cannot heal in an active setting, particularly on the foot.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

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