Barry constantly licking his left paw the middle Inbetween his toe/nails is very bright pink
I've checked inside I can't see anything that is stuck inside it he doesn't seem phased by any poking / rubbing of it
Just looking for some advise he's booked in at the vets but it's early next week just trying to keep him and me relaxed until then if yiu have any advice or help , maybe creams or something I've just wrapped it up for now so he doesn't lick it
2 photos are of his sore one and the other are his ok foot
Soaking it in a foot bath of Epsom salts and warm water can help - if he’s not keen on the idea you may find it easier to put the solution in a washing up bowl and just stand him with all four paws in the bowl. It won’t do any harm to his other paws.
Also Leucillin or a good quality colloidal silver spray easily available from Amazon or Ebay are both very useful products to use as they’re non sting and non toxic and anti bacterial to help prevent/ get rid of infection
Final point, occasionally excessive foot licking like this apart from being the result of allergy or a behavioural issue can also be the result of pain further up the leg, eg the shoulder so must be checked by a vet to rule that out.
Ouch. Poor guy. CLX Wipes are good for that sort of thing until you can get to the vet. They were recommended by our specialist. I wouldn't try any creams until you can see the vet.
Foot licking is often a sign of allergy - though it seems from your other post you are on top of the food allergies. Nevertheless it is something to bear in mind as he could be allergic to something you haven't yet discovered. Suzie has pointed out the other possibilities.
Thank you all so much ,
The vet has given me some solution and reccomended using paw wipes after a walk
Also she said it looks to be wet excema
Thanks you all so much for the advice 🙂 the support is amazing on here I'll update if anything changes
It seems to have got worse over the last couple of days with his claws being bright red the underside by his pads has cleared up but his claws are still bad 😞 he still wants to constantly lick it
Hello this happened years ago to my male Pug Ralphie we had to board him up and when we got him home his pads and between his toes were very red and sore I contacted the boarding facility and they denied no cleaning solutions were used/on the floor and he wasnít walked on a gravel area. I contacted our vet. We cleaned his paws with mild baby shampoo/blue Dawn and Gave him Benadryl. It finally cleared up. Now my female from time to time will lick and chew her paws. Itís to a point where she is on Apoquel from time to time. You have to look at what your Pug can be getting into. Floor cleaner, do you put anything in your carpets. Are you in an area where you spread salt on your steps/sidewalk during winter. It might even be diet. Donít feed your Pug wheat or gluten based food and treats. I also donít feed my Pugs any poultry or fowl based proteins. Chicken, turkey or duck they could be allergic to bird meat. There is a blood test you can get to see if this is true. I also give Sophie Benadryl to help with licking and chewing her paws. Also keep your Pugís nails trimmed. I hope this information helps. Take Care!
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