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Persistant Foot Rash

My 4-year old Curley has a problem with a persistant foot rash. It can occur at any season of the year and at any temperature or weather condition. We notice it when we bathe him on Saturdays or when he begins to lick one of his feet aggressively. It usually only affects one or two of his feet at a time and rarely the same ones. Within a short time he's lame and we must resort to 3 times daily foot washings, followed by liberal applications of neosporan, and a "conehead" guard to keep him from licking off the medicine. It usually clears up in a couple of weeks. Unfortunately, it comes back time and time again. Of course Curley hates the whole treatment but it has to be done to get him better. We took him to the Vet who said that it could be nerves of something like that.

I was wondering if any of you have experienced anything like this and what you might have done. I'm especially interested in preventative methods. Thanks for your thoughts on Curley's and my behalf.

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Problem with dogs is that they sweat through their feet and it only irritates it and makes it worse, so for now (before you go to vet), try to use pure corn starch. This helps sometimes!

I am sure, this foot rash can be cured by using prescribed topical steroids, ask your vet about a topical cream called Clobetasol Propionate.
Using this cream you should see some improvements within a day or two.
But as I said, I would consult with your vet first.

Another thing to remember: the most important aspect of fighting eczema/rash is to keep your dog's feet dry. (I know, this is very hard)


Also, and I know this will sound as a joke, but I would go to holistic doctor who might help with alternative medicine.

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We had something similar.I don't know where you are,but here in the south,we have fire ants.These are BAD mamajamers.They bite with a set of pincers and then sting with the other end in a circular motion.The result is very small pustules that look like a rash.Benadral anti-histamine,orally and applied directly to the stings seems to stop the itching and helps it heal.
I would take a careful look at what your dog might be walking in.Fertilizer is nasty and so are a lot of other things.
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Persistant PAw Sucking and redness can be caused by allergies, but I've never heard of it getting as bad as you describe.
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