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got a lab, 8 years old with a clear liquid coming out of his

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got a lab, 8 years old with a clear liquid coming out of his paws. I'm guessing this is "interdigital cyst". I just read your very good article about how to treat epsom salts, etc. I live in Louisiana where we have had so much moisture lately. He's an inside dog but does go outside. Do you find on average, it's mostly the result of a fungal type infection. He is on antibiotics now. Any other suggestions.
Hello, I'm Dr Gary. I've been practicing veterinary medicine since 2007. I look forward to helping with your questions/ concerns.

These are typically a mixed infection. They are part bacterial and part fungal. We typically treat with antibiotics and topical therapy. I use oral Cephalexin. You can also use a foot bath with Chlorhex scrub or Epsom salts. You can also use topical antibiotics like Neosporin or SSD (silver sulfadiazine).

These should resolve over 1-2 weeks with the therapy he is on.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

he licks continuously so should i put him on the collar so he doesnt swallow the neosporin..can it hurt him?


he is on cefpodoxime, I hope that should work??


foot bath everyday or 3 times per week?

That antibiotic should be fine. I would also do everything you can to keep him from licking at it. Do the foot bath every 2-3 days.
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