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I am sorry to hear Tucker is having this problem.
What is wrong with his paw? is there an open wound? is there a cut? is he putting any weight on it?
I see you stated you have a picture, can you post it for me?
I see. There is quite a bit of damage to the skin, with quite a bit of hair loss as well. My biggest concern with a young pup this age would be mange. Demodectic mange is common in young puppies and causes hair loss and damage to the skin. There is typically no itchiness associated with demodex. This can be easily treated with oral flea/tick medications such as Simparica or Nexgard, both of which are available at most vets. Diagnosis of the cause of the current problem can be done with skin cytology and skin scrapes by your vet to ensure there is no other issue. If this is indeed demodex, you will find further areas of hair loss that pop up over the next weeks to months.
Unfortunately prescription medication can only be prescribed if the doctor has seen the pet. I can't give you a prescription. However, your vet should be able to give you a prescription for Nexgard as it is also used as a regular monthly flea/tick treatment, which is recommended anyway. I would just call your vet and let them know you want to switch to Nexgard as your dogs flea/tick prevention.
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