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Hi, JACustomer.Foxtails can certainly cause abscesses for dogs once they've burrowed into the skin. To help to combat the infection, you can soak the feet twice daily in a solution of warm water and hibiclens. You can find this at most stores with a pharmacy section: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hibiclens-Skin-Cleanser-4-oz/48662861?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=135&adid=22222222227036923669&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=58500636938&wl4=pla-91196507858&wl5=9026249&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=107861354&wl11=online&wl12=48662861&wl13=&veh=semYou'll want to do this a few times each day. You can also use neosporin on any open wounds the foxtails may have caused. If licking is an issue, make sure to use an e-collar to prevent Cesar from causing more problems with his feet. If you don't have one, you can purchase or even make one at home. Directions are here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFWPH17u0eU
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