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Jack Russell 10 yrs old. started back paw rotten looks

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Jack Russell 10 yrs old. started back paw rotten looks pussy between toes and nail socket, pussy looking now both hind also rub marks elbot raw to the skin??
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Duncan male not nutered
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Duncan?
Customer: don't think so just not his normal happy self
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 month 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- How long has this been going on?

2- Is he licking the affected area?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Noticed abouT 5 days ago,on rear paw, put cream on it viaderm-K.C. on it. Then this am noticed both rear paws and his knee little raw, maby from licking?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Also little front paws also
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 month ago.

Please give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 month ago.

Friend, what you are describing is called "pododermatitis." Basically, this is inflammation/infection of the paws. I am going to make some recommendation. But, I would also recommend a hands-on examination with your family veterinarian, she may need oral prescription medication. In the meantime, this is what you can do:

1- Need to stop her from licking or she is going to delay healing. Pick up an E-collar (cone) in your local pet store to stop her from licking/gnawing the affected area.

2- Pick up in your local pharmacy "Hibiclens" antimicrobial soap or chlorhexiderm scrub. Wash area with this soap 2-3 times a day. If you do not find the above soap use over the counter antibacterial soap.

3- After washing affected area as above apply a topical antibiotic like neosporin or bacitracin. Do this 2-3 times a day for the next 7-10 days.

4- Follow up with your family veterinarian.

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