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Old 06-04-2009, 10:15 PM
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Rash between pads on dog's right foot-

Shane has been to the vet for this ( we took x-rays to make sure bones were ok). He still favors the foot a lot. The rash has been EXTREMELY slow in going away. The rash started a day after I pulled a large thorn out of his paw. The vet prescribed a cream (Tritop) and an antibiotic (Cephalexin). The meds are about gone, and the rash is a lot better, but still there. I'm soaking his foot a couple times a day (per vet's orders) in Epsom salts. I've tried a couple different methods of keeping the area covered (self stick wrap, a protective boot), but none have worked real well. I'll probably take him to the vet for a follow-up next week, but I wondered if anybody had to deal with rashes between the pads, and what was the fix?
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:21 PM
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Re: Rash between pads on dog's right foot-

I have not had to deal with rashes on the pad. But, one thing I think...if the pad doesn't have a chance to dry out the rash may not have a chance to completely heal. Dry his pads well, including between the toes, after soaking and don't wrap them...that may help.
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:41 PM
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Re: Rash between pads on dog's right foot-

Not exactly the same thing, but Serena had an allergic reaction to something on her foot and chewed it raw. We treated it with neosporin, covered with a kids sock then wrapped the top of the sock with medical tape to keep it on. It waorked for the most part. We changed it regularly and allowed it to dry between changings.
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:13 AM
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Re: Rash between pads on dog's right foot-

I assume the vet is using the Epsom salt soaks to try and dry up the affected tissue and if he's old school, to "draw" out the toxins? But any moisture left between the pads is a breeding ground for bacteria especially if you are keeping the foot covered. I would try completely drying the areas between the pads with a blow dryer before putting the boot back on.
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:03 AM
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Re: Rash between pads on dog's right foot-

with rashes/yeast/wet foot, i use lotrimin powder between toes and it has worked great. some use neopredef as well and works pretty good too.
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:45 AM
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Re: Rash between pads on dog's right foot-

My rottie had a HORRIBLE rash between her toes on BOTH back feet. I noticed it after I took her swimming at a dog pool at her day care. My vet said it looked like something he would see in the winter from road salt, etc...

A lot of people use panalog with success, but he prescribed a cortisone spray, and honestly, it worked in 2 days. I cannot remember the name, but I can check the bottle when I get home. She didn't need to have a soft collar on either, b/c it wasn't appealing to her.

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Old 06-05-2009, 12:43 PM
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My rottie had a HORRIBLE rash between her toes on BOTH back feet. I noticed it after I took her swimming at a dog pool at her day care. My vet said it looked like something he would see in the winter from road salt, etc...

A lot of people use panalog with success, but he prescribed a cortisone spray, and honestly, it worked in 2 days. I cannot remember the name, but I can check the bottle when I get home. She didn't need to have a soft collar on either, b/c it wasn't appealing to her.

Hope that helps.

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Thanks- Let me know the name of the cortisone spray when you get home please.
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:44 PM
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Re: Rash between pads on dog's right foot-

I am assuming you have checked Shane's paw carefully to ensure there is no remant of thorn in there anywhere?

Is the rash between the pads? If so, it could be yeast. Has your vet checked for that?

One of the best treatments for yeasty feet was given to me by a board certified veterinary dermatologist. Soak foot in warm water. Lather up with full strength Selsun shampoo. Work the shampoo really well between all the pads. Let sit for at least 15 minutes. Rinse well. Towel dry foot as much as possible, then air dry. Once the foot is completely dry, rub Panalog cream between the pads. Repeat this once a day.

You will be surprised how quickly this works. A couple of key things. Make sure it is Selsun shampoo, not Selsun Blue. The active ingredient that kills the yeast is higher in the regular Selsun (2.5% Selenium Sulfide). Let it sit on the foot for a full 15 minutes. Make sure he doesn't continue to lick the foot. Either use an e-collar, or cover with a cotton baby sock so the air can still get at that foot.

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Re: Rash between pads on dog's right foot-

Skip, I've had luck with Gold bond to help heal a sore between Cam's toes....
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Hi, the spray is called Dermacool. I sprayed it 2-3 times a day.

It worked for Meeka, and I hope it gives you some options.

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Re: Rash between pads on dog's right foot-

dermacool. we have that in our clinic. it has lidocaine in it.
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dermacool. we have that in our clinic. it has lidocaine in it.
Is lidocaine bad for them? This stuff worked unbelievably quickly.
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:45 PM
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Re: Rash between pads on dog's right foot-

no, not bad. it's what we use when we use a local anesthethic. it numbs it.
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:15 PM
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Re: Rash between pads on dog's right foot-

Infection was still in the paw. Last friday the vet said I was probably keeping it covered too much. The vet gave me some new antibiotics, and I put an elizabethan collar on him this time to stop the licking so the area could get a lot of air. I still soak it a couple times each day in Epsom salts, then dry it very thoroughly, but it's healing a lot better now. Thanks everybody.
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:11 AM
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Thanks for the update, it's good to hear his paws are on the mend.
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