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New pitbull mom wanting medical answers

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Amanda Rieder, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. hello. I’m an new pit mom and my 16mth old has a weird skin problem that I would love answers about.

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  2. Only happened on her back paws

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  3. We treat with topical, oral, antibiotics and they keep opening and bleeding

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  4. Ouch! In my opinion, the paws and tail are the most duffcult to heal. I am not sure what that is exactly, But there is an ointment sold at feeds stores, chewy and most pet stores for about $7 that is just for healing dogs’ foot pads and elbows. It is by Naturevet it’s called “tenderfoot” it protects, repairs and restores foot pads exposed to: snow, ice and chemicals, hot sidewalks or black top, rough terrain, briars etc.

    One summer when I played flirt pole with one of my dogs I played on the cement which I never do because of the danger and completely spaced about the cement being hot and it tore up my dogs pads. My vet was closed so I bought that at the feed store and it healed them quickly. I went to my vet about 2 days later for him to check and he said it was doing nicely and to continue it for a few more days.

    Your going to have to try and keep him off his paws as much as possible for a couple days to give them a chance to heal and if possible, cover them with gauze to keep them clean.

    But as afore mentioned, I am not sure what that is and someone else on this site might know and recommend something else! Well good luck and I hope you dog is better soon! Enjoy the site!
  5. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Welcome. What does your vet say?
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  6. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    How long has this been going on? Has there been snow on the ground where you live? Does your dig have any allergies?
    What has the vet said?
  7. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Does she lick her paws? They have to stay dry. The Vet might give you a cone if you don't have one already.

    It looks like a painful infection. The Vet might prescribe soaks. I would not delay in going to the Vet. You don't want the infection to spread internally.
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  8. Sorry guys forgot to mention- I am a vet tech. They do t know what it is and want to culture and possibly biopsy. No snow, no she doesn’t lick them. Yes she has allergies , she was tested and now is on a special food, hydroxyzine , and fish pills. He skin is in check and I don’t think the paw have anything to do with it. She is a very hard player. We try to keep her calm and let them heal- we treat topical and bandage at night when they bleed. But is soon as we think her feet look good and we let her play they get bad again and pop open . I joined the site to see if there’s any other pitbull owners that have the same problem as us. Her paws go from dry to being soft but I do have dermoscent biobalm that I can try too
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  9. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator

    It looks like to me she/he is doing a lot of licking in that area.
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  10. She is never alone. So we know she is not licking
  11. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Mine are closet lickers. They will lick at night when I am sleeping too.
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  12. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I think you should take her to a dermatologist. We had to take our female bully mix. I would schedule the appointment a week or so out and put a cone on her at bedtime until the appt. and see how she looks by the time of the appointment.
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  13. Worg

    Worg Big Dog

    Nothing like coming home and sitting on a giant wet spot on the couch because your dog had a lick fest while you were gone LOL
  14. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    I agree with Nat...derm vet.
    My suspicion is environmental allergies. Ive had success with using a 1:1 vinegar/water solution on dogs with outside allergies, but with open wounds, that's going to burn.
    Once you get this under control, maybe try the 1:1 solution as maintenance by spraying on and in paw pads? (this is after every time coming in from outside)
    But I think you're going to need a cone, soak and to wipe them down after she's outside until they heal.
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  15. Mister

    Mister Little Dog

    When her feet heal up again don’t let her play loose, just hand walk her and build the distance up slowly to toughen up her pads. Also use tuff-foot for a few weeks, works wonders for most pad problems.
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  16. SSalinas

    SSalinas Puppy

    Looks like allergies to me.... My Pit is also quite allergic. She developed some "hot spots" on her ears and belly. We have had lots of luck with coconut oil. Plenty of YouTube videos on the benefits of coconut oil.
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  17. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    How is she? What did you decide to do?
  18. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    I hate that!!!!!

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