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Post by TychoMum on Fri Jul 06 2018, 15:03

Hi all,

My recently adopted dog is having some sort of allergy, infection on one of his paws and little lumps on his back legs.
His paws became raw and irritated with bits of skin coming out when last Saturday we let him run freely on a private field, he ran and ran and jumped and was very happy grabbing the toys we threw at him. However, we didn't realise his paws were suffering, he has mostly healed but has been licking/chewing one of his paws since Sunday (5 days ago)

I took the photos below last night, they don't look as bad in the photos as they are in real life. It looks like something there is wrong, it is irritated, red with a whiteish discharge from his paw that smells like blood rather than a foul odour. The lumps on the legs are significantly worse that appears in the photo, they are small and hidden under his fur.

He is not limping but does not like to be touched there, I tried to apply Leucullin Antiseptic but licked it instantly and he hates to have his paws wet, we tried to wash them too without success.

Yesterday we changed his food from Autarky dog food to CSJ Complete Tripe Wheat Gluten Free with Joint Care. We didn't do a transitional change as recommended as we want to get rid of the allergy asap but Tycho has vomited twice today during the walks.

Should we take him to the vets? or give him a few days to see if he adapts better to the new food and his rashes calms down? My poor little white beast.  Sad


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Re: Paw discharge

Post by gillybrent on Fri Jul 06 2018, 16:01

Could there be something 'sinister' growing in the field?

As there's a discharge, I would go to the vet. There's a chance that a grass seed could have worked its way in & if that's the case, it won't heal, no matter what you do, until it is removed.

In the meantime you could try him with a Piriton tablet and bathe his paws in boiled (and cooled) salty water.

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Post by -Ian- on Fri Jul 06 2018, 17:46

IT could be a grass allergy so Piriton should help with the bumps if that is the case. As for the Paw, yes get it looked at, something is irritating that paw hence the licking and it could easily be a grass seed,


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Post by francoise62 on Sun Jul 29 2018, 11:08

Hi,
I would take your dog to the vet for the paw. My staffie is blue and has an allergy. The vet advised me to put her on hyperallergic food from Royal Canin. It did not work for us. I have decided to put her on Fish4dogs. It has been brilliant and there is a big improvement in her skin. The vet is also impressed. The food is not cheap but it is better than coming back to the vet and see your dog uncomfortable.

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