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My dog has a sore paw, The past few days, A few months ago,

Customer Question

My dog has a sore paw
JA: I'll do all I can to help. When did the dog's paw start hurting?
Customer: The past few days
JA: When did the dog last see a vet? Are they taking any medications?
Customer: A few months ago, no she is not
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Bailey, 1 year and 2 months
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Bailey?
Customer: No
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 17 days ago.

Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.

I'm sorry to hear this and understand your concern for Bailey.

Does Bailey limp or lick at it?

Does it appear red or swollen?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
she’s not limping, but she is constantly licking at it. I will attach photos.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
File attached (12MSZSS)
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 17 days ago.

Thank you.

Are the other paws affected?

Has she ever had anything like this before?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
No other paws, and no she hasnt
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 17 days ago.

Thank you, ok,

I am just typing my reply now which will take a few minutes.

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 17 days ago.

The skin is inflamed and infected and will be quite uncomfortable.

We need to stop all licking by using a buster collar.

We should also bathe the paw in a shallow water of salt water.

A vet visit is needed to check for a cause, such as a thorn or grass awn which has embedded and needs to be removed.

Bailey will also need some antibiotics and anti inflammatories to deal with the skin infection.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
thank you!
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 17 days ago.

Not at all and wishing her a speedy recovery.