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    Default Bulldog's Paws/Feet/Toes Question

    Does the webbing between your dogs toes swell? Is it all the time, just sometimes or never?

    Gypsy is approximately 4 and I've had her since May so I don't have much history on her. Her front toe webbing seems to be swollen most of the time. Her back toe webbing fluctuates, sometimes it's swollen other times it's not. I'm pretty sure it's not painful as she runs, plays and lets me touch her feet all the time.

    I've read everything I can find on interdigital cysts/furnicals but I really don't believe that is the problem. She has had the occasional bump but it never explodes into a pusy mess and they rarely bleed. It's just a hairless little bump.

    I've treated it with Hibicleans, Vetricin, Monostat, Hydrocortozone cream and witch hazel as well as soaking them in epsom salt. Nothing makes it go away completely.


    I have not taken her to the vet because, well, she DISPISES the vet. I don't know what happened to her in her past life but the one time I took her to the vet, she was a completely different dog and not in a good way. I'm trying to save the vet visits for emergencys & shots only.


    Could this be allergy related? I do think she is somewhat allergic to grass because the minute she gets near it her nose starts to run.


    Is there any possibility this is mange?


    Just curious what others have experienced.

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    Default Re: Bulldog's Paws/Feet/Toes Question

    Sounds like an allergy from your description. Does she lick at her paws at all?


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    Default Re: Bulldog's Paws/Feet/Toes Question

    could be grass allery..... can you post a picture of them?

    My girl gets them, very rare, but they are hard and pimple like... never break open or burst, just sore and red
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    Here are a couple pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzza111 View Post
    -image-jpg-image-jpg

    Here are a couple pictures.

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    yep, that is how Banks' get... not as bad as Gypsy, but they look like that. It could also be her food... does her food have white potato in the ingredients? if yes, think about getting something without it. that also helps with banks...
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    Default Re: Bulldog's Paws/Feet/Toes Question

    It does look like allergy related. Have you tried a food change? Gema was biting her front paws and they looked terrible, and we changed her food and they cleared right up.
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    Default Re: Bulldog's Paws/Feet/Toes Question

    Thanks for the responses. She's on Taste of the Wild (purple bag).

    A couple moths ago I switched her to Fromms (pork and peas & beef frittata) and it was horrible! She got thinning fur & itchy spots on her neck and she was constantly licking her paws.

    She's been back on TOTW for two 15lb bags worth so maybe two months. She's not really licking her paws anymore either but they are swollen.

    To to be honest I'm rather scared to do another food switch. I really hated seeing her miserable. I guess I have a big decision to make.

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    Default Re: Bulldog's Paws/Feet/Toes Question

    Quote Originally Posted by mzza111 View Post
    Thanks for the responses. She's on Taste of the Wild (purple bag).

    A couple moths ago I switched her to Fromms (pork and peas & beef frittata) and it was horrible! She got thinning fur & itchy spots on her neck and she was constantly licking her paws.

    She's been back on TOTW for two 15lb bags worth so maybe two months. She's not really licking her paws anymore either but they are swollen.

    To to be honest I'm rather scared to do another food switch. I really hated seeing her miserable. I guess I have a big decision to make.

    Thanks,
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    Lolas paws swell up too, i believe hers are allergy related. changing foods i think is the way to go, when you're ready. i would expect to change foods over the course of your bullys life because they can develop allergies over time, especially if you feed the same protein source all the time. Lolas paws didn't go down, and her body was itchy, until we got her on small dose of steroid and anti inflammatory meds. s during that treatment i switched her protein side, but off the drugs symptoms came back. went on small dose again until the first frost, and weaned her off....symptoms mostly gone. we think now she's allergic to grass. whew, that was long, but with a bully you might have to switch foods more often than you'd like, but can't rule out environmental. we use baby wipes on toes all the time. and that low dose of steroids really helped for that short time. take note of the time of year so next year it may click what the allergen is

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzza111 View Post
    Thanks for the responses. She's on Taste of the Wild (purple bag).

    A couple moths ago I switched her to Fromms (pork and peas & beef frittata) and it was horrible! She got thinning fur & itchy spots on her neck and she was constantly licking her paws.

    She's been back on TOTW for two 15lb bags worth so maybe two months. She's not really licking her paws anymore either but they are swollen.

    To to be honest I'm rather scared to do another food switch. I really hated seeing her miserable. I guess I have a big decision to make.

    Thanks,
    Ami
    What is the protein in the TOTW and is it grain free?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    What is the protein in the TOTW and is it grain free?
    Yes, TOTW is grain free. The protein in lamb. I also think she is allergic to fish. She gets itchy when I give her salmon oil, so I need to stay away from fish.

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