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Hi I’m new to the forum, my names craig and my beloved pooch is Hugo. He has suffered on and off with some sort of skin condition but only in his feet where they ballon up with strawberries and what looks to be a yeast infection etc he’s had steroids and antibiotics on and off to fix or control it for 2 years now but nothing seems to be able to fix it and I’m desperate to sort him out. When he comes off the antibiotics and steroids his feet just go back to this again. This does NOT happen anywhere else on his body!!!
Advice please nothing works - please see attached pic to see his feet when they are bad.



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Thank you...when he’s on antibiotics and 2 steroids per day he’s perfectly fine and it subsides but as soon as the steroids drop to 1 per day they flare up again


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We thought it may be food related and paid almost £700 for blood tests to check food, environment and household and everything came back clear but he gets all hypoallergenic and clean foods etc


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If the diet is high in carbs, it could be one reason. Also paws that get wet and aren't dried off.

I had the same thing with Zuke, but a much less severe case than yours. I just try to make sure his paws are always dry, I also do a solution of 50/50 water/Apple cider vinegar. Do Not do that if there are any open sores. I believe the original ratio is 1 cup apple cider vinegar to 1 gallon water, I tried that but it didn't work. I just soak his feet in the solution for a couple minutes and then towel dry off. Could also use a spray bottle. Again, this would only be used if the area has no open wounds/sores. More of a preventive than a fix
 

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Tried things like that and used hibiscrub also what the vets use to clean an animal before an operation, diluted in spray bottle for daily use and he gets a good soak in it once per week. He has 100% meat and all grain free foods...even the vets are baffled and nothings working long term


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Maybe the vet can recommend a specialist, but it seems you might have went that route with the blood panel you mentioned in the other post.

Good luck, hope someone can help you out with this.
 

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Well first I'm not a medical person but to me it looks like Pyoderma and he is chronic with the condition since it keeps reoccurring I am thinking he is well cared for on flea & tick med, etc since you have allergy tested with a dermatologist. Have you done a nutriscan on him? Kinda pricey but it will tell you of food sensitivities, too. It can be so frustrating when our dogs get lumps or bumps and they cannot find the cause. Someone else on here had a dog with terrible hives/lumps that it seemed no matter what the vet gave him only lessened it then back it came. They finally went to a college vet school and actually found out the dog had pick up a bacteria while at beach and although they washed him they actually rubbed it under the skin while drying him and brushing his fur back and forth. I think you can do a search for the thread, maybe bumps or hives or both. Their dog is now ok. I think this type of problem is so difficult to cure as it could be caused by almost anything. Our boxer will get yeasty feet but we make sure to clean them every time he comes in and if he develops yeast we use the apple cider vinegar/water soak (making sure no open sore or it will sting like crazy). Good luck I hope you find a solution.
 

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I hope some of these options help. Your poor baby. That looks painful and like it could become or is infected.
Our boys with white paws tend to lick them more and they would get red between the toes, sometimes with small sores, but they didn't puff up like this. There's a spray that we get from our vet that helps (when we can keep them from licking it off, doing it when they are resting helps). I'd think your vets would have considered this if it were an option.

We were told a food change can take up to 3 months to see if there's a real difference, but it sounds like you've addressed this.

I wish you luck.
 

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Thanks for sharing this. I know you and they noted it is all natural. I'm guessing you've used it. Have you ever had any issues with it?
Naw it's pretty much idiot proof. :)

Long story short, I got it a as recommendation for bed sores for "Struddell." Note if you have a dog with "DM" you have to rotate them from side to ever couple of hours ... trust me on that!

But it was actually recommended for a customer by a veterinary for a header dog that got dragged by a car!!! So you know severe road rash!! The guy pretty much would have had to buy a gallon of it and use a freaking paint brush! But bottom line it worked for his dog and it worked for mine also!! And it made a huge difference ... surprisingly quick??? I was stunned!!

And for injuries on paws?? It's pretty much a no brainer?? For a wound to heal to it needs exposed to open air. A bandage or wrapping keeps the injury moist. So it can't heal, leave it open and it can get reinfected?? They do make
"liquid Bandages" but those are not "antibiotic!

Well Horse is a liquid bandage, so no wrapping required, the wound can be exposed to open air with no fear of reinfection, and if the dogs licks off it is non toxic and LOL it still works!

So you know injuries on paws and such ... it's a "No Brainer??" And ... as I am want to say if there is something better, as they say in Missouri "SHOW ME!!" But these days ... I have mellowed out, so I chose not ... to go on a "Rant here." But you you asked about my experience, with this particular product. :)

And yep it worked great for Struddell ... and as the saying goes ... "I use it too!" And sigh, I am prone to doing stupid stuff ... slow nerves in my hands and I get burns at times from being prone tend to grabbing, hot stuff at times and it tends to go 1,2,3 ... uh this is HOT!!! So yep I still use Well Horse, on me and no side effects.

So you know if a product is good enough for my dogs ... it's good enough for me to use on me! And as I am want to say ... if there is something better that can be used for "Paw Injuries" and infections ... "Show Me!" :)
 

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Naw it's pretty much idiot proof. :)

Long story short, I got it a as recommendation for bed sores for "Struddell." Note if you have a dog with "DM" you have to rotate them from side to ever couple of hours ... trust me on that!

But it was actually recommended for a customer by a veterinary for a header dog that got dragged by a car!!! So you know severe road rash!! The guy pretty much would have had to buy a gallon of it and use a freaking paint brush! But bottom line it worked for his dog and it worked for mine also!! And it made a huge difference ... surprisingly quick??? I was stunned!!

And for injuries on paws?? It's pretty much a no brainer?? For a wound to heal to it needs exposed to open air. A bandage or wrapping keeps the injury moist. So it can't heal, leave it open and it can get reinfected?? They do make
"liquid Bandages" but those are not "antibiotic!

Well Horse is a liquid bandage, so no wrapping required, the wound can be exposed to open air with no fear of reinfection, and if the dogs licks off it is non toxic and LOL it still works!

So you know injuries on paws and such ... it's a "No Brainer??" And ... as I am want to say if there is something better, as they say in Missouri "SHOW ME!!" But these days ... I have mellowed out, so I chose not ... to go on a "Rant here." But you you asked about my experience, with this particular product. :)

And yep it worked great for Struddell ... and as the saying goes ... "I use it too!" And sigh, I am prone to doing stupid stuff ... slow nerves in my hands and I get burns at times from being prone tend to grabbing, hot stuff at times and it tends to go 1,2,3 ... uh this is HOT!!! So yep I still use Well Horse, on me and no side effects.

So you know if a product is good enough for my dogs ... it's good enough for me to use on me! And as I am want to say ... if there is something better that can be used for "Paw Injuries" and infections ... "Show Me!" :)
Thanks for the feedback. I'll get some to keep on hand- with 3 furbabies, including Bandit (who I love beyond words) who is still a wide-open, crazy, do it first and then maybe never think about it Boxer. :crazy: And, he has to taste EVERYTHING. :) So, anything around him has to be lickable.

I can't imagine what you went through with Struddell. It's great that she had you to take such good care of her and love her until she crossed the bridge.

As our older boys (they'll be 6 in October) age, I figure it's a matter of time until they start having some kind of issues- even just old age normal issues. The input from others on here helps a lot for products and signs/symptoms...etc.... I know one day I'll miss things like Jax putting his head under the covers and breathing on me most of the night, poking me with his paws and sitting on my hair so he can be as close as possible (Tundra does that too, and has to fully lean into you, not lay by you)......LOL
They are sweet boys.

I'm glad things are working well with Bella.
 

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I had a Boxer who had viral papilloma on one of his feet, but it didn't really look like that. The surgeon removed the area, and it didn't return. It looks like it might be some kind of viral infection. Have they done a biopsy?
 

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Well Horse is a topical antibiotic, so it's not gonna hurt in anycase. I'd use that for a week or so and if it has not improved, then yeah off to the vet, you go!

It looks like a surface injury but it maybe an infection??? But Well Horse, is a no harm no foul option. And if it's good enough for me to use (on me) ... it's good enough for my dogs. :)
 

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Thanks for the feedback. I'll get some to keep on hand- with 3 furbabies, including Bandit (who I love beyond words) who is still a wide-open, crazy, do it first and then maybe never think about it Boxer. :crazy: And, he has to taste EVERYTHING. :) So, anything around him has to be lickable.
Yeah the good news is it's non toxic! And once it drys it forms a protective shield! Course if a dogs got nothing better to do they could still probably lick it off??? :)

I can't imagine what you went through with Struddell. It's great that she had you to take such good care of her and love her until she crossed the bridge.
Yesh it was tuff and we struggled alone! I only knew what it was and that it was "ultimately fatal!" I wasted to much of her precious time getting getting the "Wheel Chair."" She tried but she nt really got used to it. And in retro spec I changed to much of her day to day life. I did not manually rotate her every couple of hours and she got bed sores!

I was lost and confused?? On her last car ride ... she still enjoyed going for a ride! I had no idea ... she would even care?? Still though "old age struck my Struddell down early "symptoms" started at seven??

I did better with her than I did with Stewie "One Year old and I lost him in an accident (myfault!) And Hedie 8 weeks old and I had her for a week and lost her to Parvo! Vet during the daty and I gave her, IV's at home in the evening, she died in my arms on a Thursday night. :(

As our older boys (they'll be 6 in October) age, I figure it's a matter of time until they start having some kind of issues- even just old age normal issues. The input from others on here helps a lot for products and signs/symptoms...etc.... I know one day I'll miss things like Jax putting his head under the covers and breathing on me most of the night, poking me with his paws and sitting on my hair so he can be as close as possible (Tundra does that too, and has to fully lean into you, not lay by you)......LOL
They are sweet boys.
Well hopefully your guys will be among the 14 or more group?? There are sadly ... not a lot of them but it does happen! :)

And yeah a heads up to White Boxer owners! Those Boxers are already uh "White" so you know they don't appear to age??


I'm glad things are working well with Bella.
LOL yeah we are still working on stuff! She's similar, to what I expect Boxer wise (female and pig headed!) but different ... other dog thing (Pit??) But hey she luv's people! :)
 
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