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What is this on my dog's paw?

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WeirdLegs Tue 02-Jul-19 22:29:40

On top of his foot - excessive licking A just looked like a little cut yesterday, looks like this today?

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kirtsyjl Tue 02-Jul-19 22:43:59

My dog had this when some glass got in and got infected. Looks like it could be infected and need visit to vet

kirtsyjl Tue 02-Jul-19 22:45:44

Other possibility is grass seed, which mine also has had! www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-owners/grass-seeds/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIv_nmuJqX4wIVq5XtCh08SQ4qEAAYASAAEgI3rfD_BwE

WeirdLegs Tue 02-Jul-19 22:53:57

It looks green - which makes me think grass seen - but I'm sure it was just like a red scrape yesterday. I cleaned it with an antiseptic wipe and put aloe vera on it - then loosely wrapped a bandage to stop the licking - have I made it worse?!

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MaitlandGirl Tue 02-Jul-19 23:00:31

Aloe Vera is toxic for dogs and shouldn’t be used where they can ingest it.

I use magnesium sulphate paste, covered with a baby sock held in place by adhesive athletic tape. It’s generally enough to pull out whatever’s in there within 24hours, but sometimes needs a vet.

squee123 Tue 02-Jul-19 23:12:31

was it definitely a cut rather than red or inflamed skin?

WeirdLegs Wed 03-Jul-19 00:01:47

Looked more like a graze?

I researched the aloe Vera - not toxic
Topically or if they lick - it's a certain part of the plant that is toxic?

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squee123 Wed 03-Jul-19 07:34:09

I asked because I was wondering about Alabama rot. Very rare and unusual but you might want to look at the early symptom photos just to be sure it looked nothing like them

alteredHalfling Wed 03-Jul-19 18:27:55

I wouldnt think alabama rot, more likely this time of year to be a grass seed, or if he licks there alot a lick granualoma, dose he get hayfever? If so the granualoma is probbly more likely

WeirdLegs Wed 03-Jul-19 21:54:15

licked the top of it. Stopped being so sensitive (was flinching when I went near it til it was licked off!)

Looks like this now

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