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How long has Tuukka been doing this?
Is it all 4 feet?
Is the color a reddish brown?
Check the paw carefully top and bottom for anything stuck there as a thorn, small sliver of wood etc.
Did you mean unusual odor?
Wash it with soap and water to remove any discharge. Dry very well. You can rub a small amount of bacitracin on the area. Then put a sock on it to keep him from licking. But we don't want tape or any occlusive dressing on it. That will make it worse.
Is this a large dog? It is more challenging with a big dog.
Most dogs will try to take the sock off. If you have one of those plastic Elizabethan collars put that on.
Because dog's feet sweat you probably have to change it frequently.
If you let him out you have to change the sock when he comes in.
Keeping it dry and keeping him from licking it are the 2 most important things for recovery.
Sound like a lot of work? It is. Make it a lot easier by picking up an Elizabethan collar from your vet.
You have to tape the sock on. I like to use the blue painters masking tape. I won't be hard to get off.
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I hope that this helped. We can continue tomorrow if you wish.