thank you so much for your answer. It's so so, really. I know it hurts her, and the smell of iodine is driving her crazy and she just wants to lick it. Other than that she allows me to rinse the wound unless it is too painful and if its for a short time only.
Keeping her in is very difficult, as she doesn't use a litterbox. She loves being outside and becomes troublesome if she stays in :)
I appreciate your help, and hope for a quick answer to this problem :)
All the best,
Hello again Candy,
I just rinsed her paw in warm salt water (it was not easy) and the paw is clean and looks fresh, though still painful and swollen. Is this something I ca keep doing? :)
And can I ask you why she wants to eat the iodine? :)
Thank you so much once again!
PS: I hope this does not cross my other answer to your email. Thanks so much for this!
you are so helpful! Thank you so much for your time and effort!
I have one last concern, as recently discovered that there is no cut (or I can't see one) but rather sore skin on two of her toes, those that are infected. It looks like...blisters or some skin infection. But I am not sure. Is salt water still ok? she keeps licking her paw and I'm not sure what to do about that.
I felt a small lump in her thigh, in the same leg she has the infection. I am afraid it is a lymph node and has to do with the infection. Will this disappear if the infection disappears?
Thank you for the advice on iodine. It should have made sense to me, really. How about diluted iodine, in water? Just until I find a good antibacterial soap.
Vets here don't want to answer my questions on the phone, I am so thankful for your help. :)
you are wonderful. Thank you again. Thank you so much!