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My retrievor has inflamation at the base of his big pad on

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My retrievor has inflamation at the base of his big pad on his left foot. It could have been caused by sand. I have washed it with salt water. What can I do to help him. He is limping
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice. There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you. 1- How long has this been going on? 2- Is he licking the area?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

It has been going on for 2 daYS. YES HE HAS LICKED BUT NOT EXCESSIVELY LIKE WHEN HE HAD A BROKEN CLAW

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
Friend, it is important that you stop him from licking. You see, the licking will further promote more inflammation. This is what you can try: 1- Need to stop him from licking or he is going to delay healing. Pick up an ecollar (cone) in your local pet store to stop him from licking/gnawing at affected area. 2- Pick up in your local pharmacy "Hibiclens" antimicrobial soap or chlorhexiderm scrub. Wash area with this soap 2-3 times a day. If you do not find the above soap use over the counter antibacterial soap. 3- After washing affected area as above apply a topical cortisone cream. Do this 2-3 times a day for the next 7-10 days. You can buy cortisone cream over the counter in any pharmacy (chemist).4- If no significant improvement after doing the above in 2-3 days follow up with your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.Please do not forget to rate my answer - I hope you found it to be excellent. If there’s more I can do, please use the reply tab and let me know. It’s my goal to provide you with excellent service." Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon! Dr. Peter
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