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    Hi! I have a 9 month old bulldog named Maverick and he is having a problem with a large red lump between his toes. The lump has a small little head on it. He has not been licking at it or acting like it is hurting him. I did some research and I think it is a Interdigital Cysts, but am not sure. I have a appointment for him at the vet on Monday, but was hoping that someone might have some knowledge on this subject?
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    Welcome @Talia11 I am sorry but I have no experience with this, lots of other stuff, but not this, I bumped up the thread until someone comes along who can help you. It is a common thing, it does look painful though, doesn't, good thing he's not bothered by it.
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    Welcome... I hope someone comes soon to help you. I have no experience with this but I've heard soaking in Epsom salts helps. I am sure is wouldn't hurt.

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    Bea had a sore toenail once - I think she pulled it somehow on something - and epsom salt soaks worked wonderfully. It will help with this too. I also put a glob of Neosporin on the wound - she didn't bother it or lick it off. You could slather some on your baby's bump and put a small child's sock over it, if you need to protect it. There's another thread here on this with a dog named Maximus (you might search for that) and someone said "Don't be stingy with the epsom salts" - great advice. Follow the package directions and adjust to your situation. Bea also enjoyed the attention of having a foot soak. hee hee

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    Yep... that would be them! Epsom salt soaks in warm water will help ... also, they tend to be caused by allergies so while at the vet ask for a full blood screen allergy test. it will give you good info on what to avoid. Good luck and keep us posted
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    I have never had them before but I think I have also heard listerine works too? But for the most part the Epsom salt soak seems to be the most popular remedy, keep us posted!

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    Yes, my boy Wilson had them and they made his paw look doubly wide. Vet gave him antibiotics and a spray and they were gone in a couple of days. If you catch it early you can just dip his paw in a bowl of water/epsom salts (wash between his toes) then thoroughly dry. Depending on the size of your dog maybe a baby bathtub with the epsom salt water mix in it, let him stand in it for a while. Keeping those paws clean is a must. I caught BabyGirl licking her paw so I checked, sure enough a tiny cyst. I washed and used an antiseptic spray I had from the vet for the next 3-4 days and it went away.


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    Materials and methods
    Twenty dogs were examined for staphylococcal deep
    pyoderma at the Cornell University College of Veterinary
    Medicine (Table 1). The dogs ranged from 4 mo to 11 y
    of age, represented numerous breeds and a mongrel,
    and consisted of 14 males and 6 females. Weights
    ranged from 11 to 61 kg. Duration of clinical signs
    ranged from 2 wk to 4 y. Thirteen dogs had received
    prior antibiotic therapy and had recurrent infections. All
    dogs had deep pyoderma involving the paws, pressure
    points, face, or large areas of the body surface. Eight dogs
    had previously diagnosed concurrent dermatoses
    (Table 2) that may have been predisposing factors for the
    development of deep pyoderma. The other 12 dogs had
    no identifiable predisposing cause. Skin scrapings and
    microscopic examination of pus from skin lesions were
    performed on all dogs. Cytological examination of
    pus expressed from draining tracts revealed pyogranulomatous inflammation, wherein the majority of neutrophils were degenerate and many contained phagocytosed cocci. Exudate collected from intact nodules and
    plaques on all dogs was submitted for bacterial culture
    and antibiotic susceptibility testing.
    To be admitted into the study, all dogs had to have a
    positive culture for S. intermedius that was tested for
    in vitro susceptibility to clindamycin. In vitro susceptibility to clindamycin was determined by the broth
    microdilution system, as recommended by the National
    Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards (28). All
    plates were commercially prepared and tested by using
    the Radiometer Sensitive system (Sensititre Microbiology
    Systems, Radiometer America, Westlake, Ohio, USA).
    In addition, informed consent had to have been obtained
    from the dogs' owners. Clindamycin capsules (75 mg and
    150 mg) were administered PO at 11 mg/kg BW, q24h.
    Treatment with clindamycin was initiated at the time the
    dogs were discharged from the clinic, before the results
    of culture and in vitro antibiotic susceptibility testing
    were known. Treatment was continued until all active
    lesions had disappeared and then for another 7 d (1,29-31).
    In 13 dogs, response to therapy was assessed by reexaminations at the College of Veterinary Medicine. In
    7 dogs, response to therapy was assessed by reexaminations at the referring veterinarians' clinics and their
    subsequent telephone conversations with one of the
    authors. Reexaminations were performed every 2 to 3 wk.
    The post-treatment follow-up period was 3 mo for all
    dogs.
    Results
    Staphylococcus intermedius was isolated in pure culture
    from all 20 dogs. Eighteen (90%) of the 20 isolates
    were susceptible to clindamycin in vitro. The other 2 isolates were of intermediate susceptibility (case 16) or
    resistant (case 3).
    Twenty dogs were treated with clindamycin, and all
    20 had excellent responses (complete resolution of their
    infections). Treatment periods ranged from 21 to 91 d,
    with an average of 45 d. Five dogs (25%) suffered recurrences within the 3-month posttreatment follow-up
    period (Table 2). There did not appear to be any influence
    of age, sex, duration of disease, concurrent dermatosis
    (Table 2), or previous antibiotic therapy on the response
    to clindamycin therapy. One dog (case 2) vomited when
    the clindamycin was given on an empty stomach, but not
    when it was administered with food.
    Discussion
    Clindamycin produced an excellent result in 100% of
    the dogs treated, which compares very favorably with
    results reported with other antibiotics used to treat
    deep staphylococcal pyoderma in dogs: enrofloxacin (29),
    ormetoprim-sulfadimethoxine (30), tylosin (31),
    754 Can Vet J Volume 39, December 1998
    754 Can Vot J Volume 39, December 1998Table 2. Therapeutical data on 20 dogs with staphylococca

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    sarah has had many cysts over the years. ive never used the epsom soaks but ive heard they work. with sarah i used a shampoo the vet gave me that is ketoconazole and chlorhexidine. i have found with sarah her cysts were due to allergies. hers are food related but i think any allergy can trigger it such as environmental to i guess. once i got sarah on a food she could tolerate and used the shampoo as a soak they went away. ive heard of bullys just getting them last summer that had never had them so im thinking could be environmental as well. also if i do not keep sarahs toenails cut she will try to get them. ive heard they can also be caused by uneven nails. just soak it and go from there good luck. you may never see another one.

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