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Kelly Hill, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  full time veterinarian at Tender Touch Veterinary Hospital
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My 13 year old beagle has a sore paw. It looks like the pad

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My 13 year old beagle has a sore paw. It looks like the pad on his paw is red and swollen. I can't get him in the car to get him to the vet until he is able to walk on it somewhat. Is there something I can do for him to get it to a point where he gets some relief so that I can get him to the vet to have it checked?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the beagle?
Customer: He is overweight and gets frequent ear infections but otherwise is in good health. He is eating and drinking.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 6 months ago.

Hi this is Dr. Hill. To help with the inflammation and swelling, you can do warm epsom salt soaks of the food. A couple of tablespoons of epsom salt in a bowl of warm water and soak for 5 -10 minutes 2-3 times a day. You can also put some neopsporin with pain relief on the raw area and then put a sock over the foot to give it some time to work. Is he on any medications?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I have been giving him two low dose aspirins in the morning and at night to help with pain relief and inflammation....He is about 68 pounds.
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 6 months ago.

By low dose, do you mean the 81 mg aspirin? You can give 10 mg/kg buffered aspirin by mouth twice daily. That would be 295 mg. Be sure to monitor his appetite and bowel movements. Aspirin can be very hard on the gastrointestinal tract and cause some ulceration. Please ask any follow up questions. If you are satisfied with my answer, then please take time to rate my response. Take care.