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