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French bulldog 4.5 year old female has a limp on back left…

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French bulldog 4.5 year old female has a limp on back left leg. Underside of paw is a little raw between pads as well as on the top in between 2 toes. Soaked it in Epsom salt twice so far. It is starting to ooze a little now. She licks it a lot

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?

I can't see anything on there, I tried to see

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the French Bulldog's name?

CJ (short for Cracker Jack) LOL

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about CJ?

She has an umbilical hernia that we are going to be having taken care of (we rescued her about a month ago and discovered that) She also had some vaginal discharge 2 weeks ago - was given a shot and 7 days of antibiotics and it seems to be cleared up.

Submitted: 18 days ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
 replied 17 days ago
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Hi, i`m Richard, a Veterinarian from the UK. Hopefully I can help today.

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Dog Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
 replied 17 days ago

Are you able to send a picture of the raw area of her paw?

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Dog Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
 replied 17 days ago

OK, from those pictures it looks very much like an interdigital type cyst. Has she had any of these before that you are aware of?

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Customer reply replied 17 days ago
I've only had the dog for about a month, so not sure on the history. She was a breeder surrender/rescue dog. Thanks!
Dog Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
 replied 17 days ago

Can you see any sign of a penetration wound where a foreign body such as a grass seed may have gotten into her foot?

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Customer reply replied 17 days ago
I did the best I could to look, but I don't see anything at all
Dog Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
 replied 17 days ago

Ok, bathing with epsom salts is just fine. Often these cysts will start to discharge and then settle down. I generally recommend salt water bathing, but epsom salts will dona good job too. If you can manage to bathe the foot up to 3 times daily that can certainly help.

Keep an eye out for any creamy or bloody colored discharge that may indicate infection as she may require antibiotics if the lesion is not improving.

We need to strongly discourage her from licking at it as this is a very good way of introducing infection. Often times we need to resort to using an e-collar to prevent this.

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Customer reply replied 17 days ago
ok, thank you. I'll continue the epsom salt soaking to see if we can get it to settle down
Dog Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
 replied 17 days ago

You are very welcome. Hopefully Cj is feeling much better very soon!

I hope you have found this advice helpful. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.

It would be very much appreciated if you could click the stars to rate my answer, as this is the only way I am compensated for my time and expertise helping here.

Many Thanks and I hope you have a great day.

Richard.

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Dog Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
 replied 15 days ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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