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    So Apollo just got this bump in between his toes around 2 weeks ago. At first it was colorless and a very hard bump. We took him to the vet who said she didn't want to drain it and she didn't think it was a cyst. She said if she tried to drain it she would more than likely draw blood. She said she could do a biopsy on it and it would be around $280. We could also just wait and see what it does and put hot compresses on it. Well, it's still there and to me it looks bulby and red. This is the first he's had of this. He's been licking his paws frequently and just the past few days he's been eating grass. I don't know what this is and how to take care of it. We've been cleaning his paws everyday and sometimes with medicated wipes several times a week. He hates the medicated wipes and throws fits every time we use them! Anyone have any ideas? This group is invaluable to be me and such a good source of advice and resources! Thank you all so much!! Hopefully, the pic below is useful.

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    I use Veterycin. It looks like an interdigital cyst to me. What does the pad look like underneath? When Monty had one, most of it was between his pads and his foot was very red, swollen and sore looking. The Vet pressed it and loads of pus came out (sorry). A lot of people use an Epsom salt soak but my boy won't stay still for that. Look up Interdigital Cyst on here, there is a lot of info on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Chumly View Post
    I use Veterycin. It looks like an interdigital cyst to me. What does the pad look like underneath? When Monty had one, most of it was between his pads and his foot was very red, swollen and sore looking. The Vet pressed it and loads of pus came out (sorry). A lot of people use an Epsom salt soak but my boy won't stay still for that. Look up Interdigital Cyst on here, there is a lot of info on them.
    Thank you @Chumly. His pad looks fine underneath. No redness or soreness at all. He's still very active and loves to play with his basketball and soccer balls without issues. I have looked up interdigital cysts and that's what we thought he had but the vet said it wasn't that. So frustrating. We will try the soaks and perhaps the Veterycin you suggested. Thanks!!

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    You can also try Banix spray or Equisilver spray, washing paw with an antifungal antibacterial shampoo like Curaseb, or Malaseb, or Ketohex and then rinsing off, or a Betadine soak daily for 5-10 minutes without a rinse off. I wonder if he has something stuck in paw?

    Read this great prior thread on interdigital cysts http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...-cyst-ugh.html

    I mentioned in it that some people have used Stockholm tar in a poultice, and TyTysMom said she used it once to draw out something from her dogs paw.

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    Yep, Veterycin worked for us,,, and then, I know tis sounds weird but as per suggestion here, I also got some Hemorrhoidal cream.. Worked as well

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    Agreed... foot soaks and the spray.

    They usually are due to allergies.. so wipe his paws after being outside to help limit the reoccurrence


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Agreed... foot soaks and the spray.

    They usually are due to allergies.. so wipe his paws after being outside to help limit the reoccurrence


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    Thanks @2BullyMama!! 😊 I figured they are related to his allergies but this is the first time this has occurred. He's 1 year and 9 months. I hope they don't continue and we will definitely be doing the wiping down daily, the foot soaks and sprays!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BullyBoston View Post
    Thanks @2BullyMama!! I figured they are related to his allergies but this is the first time this has occurred. He's 1 year and 9 months. I hope they don't continue and we will definitely be doing the wiping down daily, the foot soaks and sprays!

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    Hmmm..... Tyson's had these a few times. Most have gone away on their own with soaks, etc. We use hibiclens and dilute it, soak for a few mins, then dry. There was one time however that it had been almost over a week, and it was getting larger. So we took him in, and the vet lanced it, to let it drain. Then applied medication and he had to keep the paw wrapped for 3 days plus antibiotics for a week. It cleared right up. I'd say at this point - try the soaks, and see if you notice any change. It can take a while, but if you see any progress - even if its gone down a little, keep same treatment plan! If it gets bigger, or worse, then I'd say to have the vet lance it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dollys Owner View Post
    You can also try Banix spray or Equisilver spray, washing paw with an antifungal antibacterial shampoo like Curaseb, or Malaseb, or Ketohex and then rinsing off, or a Betadine soak daily for 5-10 minutes without a rinse off. I wonder if he has something stuck in paw?

    Read this great prior thread on interdigital cysts http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...-cyst-ugh.html

    I mentioned in it that some people have used Stockholm tar in a poultice, and TyTysMom said she used it once to draw out something from her dogs paw.
    Yes, we used black salve once on Tyson... to draw out a bad splinter he had in his paw pad.... but we had to wrap the paw bc they cannot lick that! It worked overnight! Next day un-wrapped and I was able to pull it out... then just treated with neosporin to heal up.

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