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What could this issue with paws be

Discussion in 'Dog Health' started by EnviousOG, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. EnviousOG

    EnviousOG New Member Registered

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    Hey, I'm new to the forum. I was wondering if someone could help me with an issue my dogs having at the moment.

    I've got a 2 year old staffy called Benji, last year he had an issue between his paws which became saw, I never found the root cause of it, the vets said it was most likely an allergy or something to do with the summer weather.. £300 later, I got some spray which got rid of it, cant remember what it was called.. it did come back but went on it's own accord.

    A few months ago he caught mites, he was itching himself so bad he cut under his armpit area and it was also affecting me, my vet didnt even know why he was itching! I paid for anti itch tablets and some spray which did nothing.. I got some front line from pets at home which killed all the mites and his coat is back in top condition. This winter his paw pads look like theyve almost been burnt and they look really sore, I've been bathing him in epson salts all this week, he hates baths so it can be hard sometimes, can someone look at the picture attached and tell me what they think this may be? A fungal infection? What is the best remedy. I'd like to try home solutions first due to my vets just taking money and not coming up with many solutions. It's nothing to do with having mites? Thanks
     

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  3. merlina

    merlina Well-Known Member Registered

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    Not being vets it's impossible for anyone on this forum to diagnose- so a helpful suggestion only here...whatever it is you can try soaking the sore pad in a solution made with epsom salts- half a teaspoon dissolved in a cup of warm water- place in margerine tub and sit holding paw for as long as you can! Dry gently with paper towel.
     
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    JudyN Moderator Moderator Registered

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    What sort of surfaces does he walk on? Is it possible he's been on grass that has been treated with some chemical?
     
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  5. EnviousOG

    EnviousOG New Member Registered

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    He gets walked on concrete mostly, I have an old train track by me which was converter to a greenway, theres not much grass on there as most of it is mud, but majority is concrete.

    It's really weird it looks like hes been burnt! Does this not look like a fungal infection? Some pictures on google look similar to this
     
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    Did you ever find out what this was? Our staffy has recently started suffering with the same looking thing as in your picture
     

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    EnviousOG New Member Registered

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    Hi mate. I havent found a definitive answer, the vets tell me it's an allergy, this and that. They basically just fob you off. I was then told it was a fungal infection, I soaked his paws in Epsom salts for months, he had some spray the vet give him.. nothing worked. I changed his diet to basils raw meat.. his paws started to improve, what I have found works the best is anasol cream, I cover his pads in it before bed and he wears a cone when I'm not there to monitor him as I've noticed when he licks them, they get worse.. Good luck mate, but I'd get a cone asap to stop her/him licking because they will make it 100x worse
     
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    If you ever do find the actual diagnosis, please let me know
     

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