My Dog Has A Swollen Paw And It's Pussing What Is It?


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As any dog owner will tell you there are lots of reasons that a dog's paw may swell. The fact that it is seeping pus, however, is more worrying. The swelling itself would be caused by a foreign body becoming lodged in its paw, or due to a puncture caused by that foreign object. The best course of action is to take your pet to your local veterinary surgery for a proper check up.
If you are going to take matters into your own hands the first thing you need to do is locate the cause of the swelling. It could be something like a bee sting, an insect bite or a thorn or sharp object that has pierced the skin. Examine your dog's paw carefully and if you can find the offending item remove it with great care, making sure you don't exacerbate any existing wound or problem. As your dog's paw is oozing pus it means that an infection has already manifested itself. Again, you really should take your pet to the vet for a full diagnosis.
If you would like to administer a bit of first aid, you could bathe your dog's foot in Epsom salts or an iodine solution. These will cleanse the wound and, hopefully, increase the effectiveness of any ointment or medicine you administer.
Once you've found the cause, and solution, to your dog's paw you can continue its rehabilitation by applying petroleum jelly or Vaseline on a regular basis. This will keep your pooch's pads soft and supple. As a precaution to this sort of thing happening again you could always go for some of the awesome doggy boots that are available on the net!
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Your girl needs to be examined by a veterinarian.  A common cause of sudden swelling between the toes is foreign body migration.  This occurs when foxtails, grass awns, cactus etc get attached to the coat or skin and migrate under the skin setting up an abscess.  Sometimes they will migrate out of the foot as well leaving behind an abscess or times they get stuck and need to be removed.  Your veterinarian will start her on antibiotics, pain medications, and bandage the foot.  If deemed appropriate she may need to be sedated to have the wound opened, drained, flushed and explored to remove the foreign body.
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There are many reasons of canine paw swelling and oozing puss. Following are few common reasons.
  • Insect bite
  • Infection
  • Abscess
  • Injury
  • A thorn or sharp object is stuck up between toes.
First of all examine the paw carefully. Try to find out and sharp object or thorn or sting. Remove it care fully. Don't use any medicine by yourself. Take him to vet for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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My dog's paw done the same, he kept limping and chewing at his paw.`When we took him to the vets he had to have a tiny op to see what it was and he had a grass seed stuck in his paw pad.
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It may have a splinter that has happened to dogs before try checking out the paw it may also be a blister
hope this helps :)

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