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He is a 5 yr old pit with allergys. He has been anti biopics

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He is a 5 yr old pit with allergys. He has been anti biopics allergy medicine and allergy shots. He just got off anti biotic and his feet are swollen and pussy. Is there anything I can put on paws to bring swelling down. He has been on and off meds for 3 yrs and I'm afraid it's killing
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Customer: 2 out if 3 readings for kidneys were off so putting on the same medicine. He is on apoquel and allergy shot 1 mnth. Can I use bag bomb on his paws
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your situation, and wanted to help.

Poor lad!

Severe allergies can be so terrible for our dogs. First, I have to say that if he is continually having flare-ups, you may need to speak to his vet about adjusting his current allergy treatment to make sure we keep his allergies in check, prevent swelling, and prevent these recurrent infections in his feet. And I have to note that we need to focus on keeping him comfortable even if the medications could shorten his life since a comfortable shorter life would be preferable to a long one suffering.

Now in regards ***** ***** the swelling down, it is better if we did have them add in a steroid or possibly try Atopica instead of the Apoquel. Though in the meantime, you could at least apply an OTC hydrocortisone cream to his feet to try to reduce the swelling and discomfort. Of course, cover his feet with socks or use an e-collar if he is prone to licking. Otherwise, to counter infection you could try soaking the feet in Malaseb (example). This is a great antibacterial and yeast shampoo that we can often use to keep those agents in check when fighting allergies. And all of these would be better options then bag balm for him.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.


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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

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

Dr. B.