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My dog started daycare and came home with red paws and he

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My dog started daycare and came home with red paws and he licks them. I kept him out of it for a few days and the redness went away. He's back at daycare again and the redness and irritation is back. Is it safe to assume its from a cleaning solution the daycare uses? Also what can I do to stop this from happening.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 6 months ago.

Yes, it can be the cleaning/disinfectant solution, especially if not rinsed properly and left to dry on surface. It could also be uncured concrete in the runs if it was poured in the last 6 mos. , especially with cleaning/disinfectant left to dry on it.

You should talk to the manager and tell him/her about the problem and have them rinse and dry runs before putting your dog on it.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 6 months ago.

Another possibility is an allergy to something at the facility. Most allergies in dogs manifest with itchy skin, often starting with the interdigital space between the toes.

Take your own food and treats to the facility and ask them to feed only your food. If the symptoms go away it might be a food allergy or intolerance.

Notify your vet so that Max can be checked.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 6 months ago.

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