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My dog had an infected paw. He is on antibiotics. The paw was

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my dog had an infected paw. He is on antibiotics. The paw was healing,and I noticed a blister that looks like it has blood in it,I'm concerned, and my vet is not in.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.
Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!So sorry to hear about Fritzie's foot! Is the blister on a different part of the paw? Are you able to keep him from licking it? Is there any chance you could send a photo (CLICK HERE) for me to review? Thank you!There might be a slight delay in my response as I am leaving work for home in just a few moments and will answer as soon as I am able and home if I miss you at work...
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.
I am on-line another 30 minutes this evening to assist you. Things I would do until you can have your vet evaluate the area:
- no licking! Licking introduces bacteria where there might be improvement of the infection so keeping from licking is key
- epsom salt soak x 10 minutes
- oatmeal-based dog shampoo on the area or if your veterinarian dispensed an antibacterial shampoo on the area that is even better. 10 minutes before rinsing then pat dry
- benadryl 1 mg/ pound every 8-12 hours to reduce itch and allow Fritzie to rest comfortably
Hopefully that will get you through the night if I miss you this evening. I hope he recovers swiftly from this step backwards in his recovery!
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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.
Good evening, I am checking in on you and Fritzie to see how his foot is healing? I am sorry I missed you yesterday, were you able to get him to your vet today? I would love an update when you are able...
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