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Can you use iodine tincture to treat a paw wound on a dog?

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Can you use iodine tincture to treat a paw wound on a dog?
you can clean the area with iodine solution.
This sounds like it might be interdigital cysts but it could be the result of an injury to the foot, a foreign body stuck in the skin there such as glass or a weed seed, or might be caused by another health issue.
Many people find that soaking the dogs feet in a solution of warm Epsom Salts followed by drying the area and applying neosporin or triple antibiotic ointment helps. Cleaning with peroxide or betadine iodine solution before applying ointment may also help.
Identifying and dealing with any allergies may also help resolve this sort of skin issue.
You can read about canine allergies causing skin issues here
You may also want to have your vet check for a thyroid issue. Particularly if the sore area starts as a hard lump.
You can read about interdigital cysts here
Hope this helps you!
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