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My dog I believe has foxtails between s toes and they have

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My dog I believe has foxtails between his toes and they have created an abscess can I do a home remedy to fix the issue
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Cesar. 11. He's a Shepherd Chow mix
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Cesar?
Customer: No he's been a really healthy dog
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Hi, JACustomer.

Foxtails can certainly cause abscesses for dogs once they've burrowed into the skin. To help to combat the infection, you can soak the feet twice daily in a solution of warm water and hibiclens. You can find this at most stores with a pharmacy section: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hibiclens-Skin-Cleanser-4-oz/48662861?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=135&adid=22222222227036923669&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=58500636938&wl4=pla-91196507858&wl5=9026249&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=107861354&wl11=online&wl12=48662861&wl13=&veh=sem

You'll want to do this a few times each day. You can also use neosporin on any open wounds the foxtails may have caused. If licking is an issue, make sure to use an e-collar to prevent Cesar from causing more problems with his feet. If you don't have one, you can purchase or even make one at home. Directions are here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFWPH17u0eU

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Checking in. How are things going for you and your companion?

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Hi, JACustomer. Checking in. How are things with your companion going?

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

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

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