Hello, thank you for using this site to help you with your problem. My name is XXXXX XXXXX X have been in the dog field for 25 years. It will be my pleasure to help you today. Please understand that I may send an information request so that I may gather what I need to better help you with your problem.
Is the dog licking the area?
he was for a while and now it looks like it's dry
Okay, he may have what is known as a lick granuloma which is when the dog constantly licks the feet/legs until a deep sore appears
what you can try now is to wash the area often with antibacterial soap
could I send you a picture, if so , How
and then apply a triple antibiotic ointment on the area throughout the day
as for pictures you should have a paperclip icon to attach a picture
I'm taking pic now and will attach, please wait
would it possible to send photo to your phone as a message, ny email is not sending from my phone
I am not allowed to give out personal information company rules.
I am going to send you a site that has a picture , tell me if this looks and sounds like the problem
There are 3 pictures in the link above ,it looks like you may be seeing the second pic more at this time
I went on line and looked at all of the images under the category, the sore looks like their is a center scab
with raw skin around it
I would suggest that you see your vet because this is a deep skin infection and may need weeks of antibiotics
once this is cured, you will want to prevent it from happening again by..
invest in a comfy cone, they last forever and put this on the dog the minute you see any licking
keep handy antibacterial soap and a triple antibiotic ointment (one without zinc oxide) so you are prepared to fight off any infection from the get go
could I try to send the pic to my wife by message and have her email to me to show you before I sign off
sure that is fine
please wait a sec it's on the way, thanks
says web page not found
trying to figure out how to attach, I have pic on my desktop, can you give me a url
you can send the picture to the company's email and they can get it to me but it will not be right away . I do think though that you are dealing with a lick granuloma and antibiotics are needed
Thanks will you be willing to confirm after you see it
I will get back to you once I see it. Once rating is completed you can still come back to the question at anytime. I will also send you a free follow up to see how things are going when the pic comes through so that will go to your email
Though nothing can be diagnosed through a photo alone
you may need to get a skin scraping
thank you I will give you the rating and look forward to your response, since this is my first time, will I recieve your response to my email, thanks
Yes it will go to your email that you provided the company and it will say I have an information request for you
There is no extra cost for this
thank you I will look forward to that, Can I buy the ointment or do I need a prescription
You can buy any antibiotic ointment at a drug store just be sure it does not contain zinc oxide because if ingested it can be toxic
Basitracian ointment would work
thank you I'm signing off and will forward photo, good service
Sally, I gave you a good rating. I also took you advice and took the dog to the vet who gave the dog a shot and he is taking oral meds simplicef.
The dog continues to lick the area so I'm going to get him a cone, thanks again