|Barked: Mon Feb 11, '13 2:33pm PST |
|This is really interesting as we've been going through something similar with Rexy this fall and winter.
Twice in the last few months, she has come back from a trip to the yard with a swollen, sore webbing and toe on her front paws.
The edge of the webbing was very swollen and red, and as the days progressed, leaked clear fluid. The swelling also progressed to a lump in the middle of the webbing between her toes. The vet was puzzled as she couldn't squeeze anything out of the lump, it didn't appear to be a foreign body and it wasn't impeding Rexy's movements at all (no limp whatsoever). We did just over a week of antibiotics (and twice daily washing and espom salt soaks) and while it did reduce in size, it took about a month for it to disappear completely.
In mid-December it happened again. She came back in the house with the webbing on one paw sore and swollen. In this instance she also immediately and violently started to chew at her foot. I couldn't find anything imbeded in the skin. This time, no vet visit, no washing, I just kept an eye on it and she didn't chew it or lick it and now over a month later, it's finally gone.
Both times the fur around the swollen webbing and around the large pad turned a very dark rusty red and has stayed that way.
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