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    Ty has itchy paws, grass allergies I think. I wipe his feet often and have soaked them in epsom salt once. Well he now has what I think is a cyst between his toes. It may have been cause by his licking. My question is are these normally painful? I went to touch it and he grumpled at me. He is always very patient about eye, ear and tail pocket meds. I've done his nails with minimal issues so this isn't typical of him. If these cysts aren't supposed to be painful then I guess we are off to the vet again to see what this is.
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    Default Re: Are interdigital cysts painful?

    They can be. TItan doesnt have them but in between his toes were starting to get red so at his yearly the vet said soak in epsom salt...they say hemorroid ointment is good
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    I don't know but I just that Tyson has such a wonderful Bully mom!

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    Yes I believe that they are painful. Not that I have had them myself to know for sure but how could they not be? Cutty got them 1 time while on 1 of the foods a long time ago, we switched and he never had them since, knock on wood.

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    Sarah has had some that didn't seem painful n some that were I believe. I have been using chloraseb shampoo to soak them in. They are pretty much gone since I changed her food again n soak twice a week. Sarah had so many the vet did a scrape but no mange thank goodness. Hope Ty gets better soon

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    Default Re: Are interdigital cysts painful?

    I don't have personal experience with this but Ive seen it discussed here several times. I'm sure there is a treatment mentioned somewhere here on EBN so you don't have to go to the vet.

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    Not sure either. I thought they were more itchy because they tend to be licked, but who knows. When Stiggy got a couple from the salt outside during winter, we soaked his feet in epsom salt solution once a day for 10 mins daily for a couple of weeks I think. It worked well.
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    Yes, they are painful. Nitschke got them all the time until will got him off the rice. I also believe they are more related to food allergy than environmental.. as Nitshcke was allergic to grass, weeds and molds, but once we got his food straight he never got another cyst.
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    Maggie got them when we put her on a Chicken flavoured food .. so we believe she has an allergy to chicken because it wasn't just interdigital cysts but a whole load of other stuff too.

    I didnt' think they were painful ... more itchy and uncomfortable. However, Maggie licked hers so much that they became infected and epsom salts were totally useless for us. We ended up having to take her to the vets and got a foot soak, a lotion to rub on and she went on antibiotics.

    I dont' want to scare you, because I think that was the worst case scenario!!

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    Wilson had one foot full of those cysts and they gave him antibiotics and a spray and they went away overnight. They have never returned but I wash his feet a lot since then with the Epsom salts. I think they are uncomfortable or else why do they lick them? I caught BabyGirl licking her paw which she "never" does so I checked and sure enough I found a cyst beginning. Washed ger paw several times and used that spray the vet gave me for Wilson. I think it just has a drying agent. Well it went away too. Guess I caught it early. Vet says they are very common but if you've never seen one it can be alarming.
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    The say the original gold/yellow listerine works well too if you put that on their paws!!

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