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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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I’m worried about my dogs foot worried about Alabama rot

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I’m worried about my dogs foot worried about Alabama rot
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 15 days ago.

Dr. Michael Salkin is typing. Please be patient.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 15 days ago.

Can you upload a photo(s) of the foot to our conversation? You can use the paper clip icon above your message box (if you can see that icon) or an external app such as dropbox. You can also send them to [email protected] but it can take up to 24 hours to reach me in that manner.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
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Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Sorry can’t talk have sleeping baby on me
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Can only type
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 15 days ago.

Thankfully, Alabama Rot is quite rare. I see a superficial erosion on the inferior surface of the ear and another erosion of the skin associated with a digit and its webbing. These may have been traumatic in origin. I would treat symptomatically by cleaning and disinfecting the areas with over the counter chlorhexidine solution found in your local pharmacy and then applying an over the counter antibacterial cream to these areas twice daily. A vet visit can be avoided if you see a positive change with your ministrations within a week. Please respond with additional questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 15 days ago.

Our messages crossed. Please see directly above your last post.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Ok thank you is there any things I need to watch out for incase it is Alabama rot
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 15 days ago.

Yes, worsening in spite of your good care. Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (Alabama Rot) shouldn't be a consideration in an otherwise normal dog. This rare disorder will cause kidney failure and its attending clinical signs: anorexia, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Please continue with our conversation if you wish.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Thank you so much
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 15 days ago.

You're quite welcome. I can't set a follow up in this venue so please return to our conversation with an update at your convenience - even after rating.