I need an adjunctive home remedy for secondary infection in paw due ruptured nail follicle.

saw the vet 2 weeks ago;prescribed oral cephalexin and paw wash.My GSD is now limping and the infection doesn't seem to be clearing up can't get to a vet today-Sat., of course. Anyone have a suggestion as to how to ease his pain til I can get him to the vet?

Asked by Member 1150793 on Jan 19th 2013 Tagged dog, dogpaw, rupturedhairfollicledogs in The Dogster Website
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Cant ease the pain without pain killers from vet but i would wash it in what the vet has perscribed and put on human savlon then cover with vet wrap or a human sock so he doesnt lick it off and also to protect it from dirt i did it with my old dog with an infection in between her paw pad it really works xx

Milly answered on 1/20/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


In addition to the other post, you might PETfection Paw Cream on the area. It is 100% Organic and Non Toxic; it doesn't contain any chemicals or additives that could make them worse. I find it to heal up any dryness, cuts, etc. quickly and it will help block out infection. I hope this helps; best of luck!

Wyatt answered on 1/23/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer