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I think my dog has a soar between her toes. Can I soak her

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I think my dog has a soar between her toes. Can I soak her foot in something? She is having a hard time walking.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 months ago.
Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice. 1- Is she licking the sore? 2- Is there a growth?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
1. Yes
2. Yes something like a pimple
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 months ago.
Please give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 months ago.
Friend, there could be a cyst or a growth (tumor) in between the digits. I am going to make some recommendations below, if no improvement in 2-3 days I would have her checked by family veterinarian for a hands on examination: 1- Need to stop her from licking or she is going to delay healing. Pick up an ecollar (cone) in your local pet store to stop her from licking/gnawing at affected area.2- Pick up in your local pharmacy "Hibiclens" antimicrobial soap or chlorhexiderm scrub. Dilute 1-2 tablespoon for every cup of water. Use this mixture to soak the paw for 5 minutes 2-3 times a day. 3- After soaking affected area dry really well and apply a topical antibiotic like neosporin or bacitracin. Do this 2-3 times a day for the next 7-10 days. 4- If no significant improvement after doing the above in 2-3 days follow up with your family veterinarian for a hands on examination. My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.Dr. Peter
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 months ago.
Hi Gladys,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Belle. How is everything going?

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