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    Hey Guys,
    Some of you might remember I tried to switch Charlotte to Fromm Salmon a la veg...she started burping a lot, licking the air, licking her front left paw obsessively, and a little sore developed on her belly..so I assumed a food allergy. I switched her to Beef Frittata, and nothing really improved, so I switched her back to her original Pork and Applesauce, which she had none of these symptoms on.

    Since swiching back to the Pork (approx 1 week) She's stopped burping and licking the air, and no new sores have developed. She's stopped obsessively licking her foot, but she still occasionally licks at the part she licked raw.
    The sore she has has scabbed over, should I just leave it alone then?
    As for the paw, it seems that it's gotten so irritated that she broke the skin, which you can see in the middle of the red-swollen part.

    I took pictures of both:

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    I was planning on making a vet appointment, but I thought if anyone had any home remedies or experience we could try first, I'd appreciate it!

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    Default Re: Charlotte's allergic reaction..

    If it were me? I'd put some hydrogen peroxide on the foot twice a day, morning and night. and the spot? something that will dry it out. nothing greasy
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    I wish I had some advice but just wanted to say I hope she gets better soon!
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    Default Re: Charlotte's allergic reaction..

    I've used a product called VETERICYN - it's for wound & infeciton such as hot spots, rashes etc. I've been using it on Bella on her front paws, because she licks so much, she get's down to skin. It's a spray and it's quick to get on & doesn't seem to sting or burn. It really has helped keep the hairless paws from getting infected or even getting red. I'm sure you can do a quick search on line for it by name and find a pet store that has it in stock. Good luck.

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    Default Re: Charlotte's allergic reaction..

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherry View Post
    If it were me? I'd put some hydrogen peroxide on the foot twice a day, morning and night. and the spot? something that will dry it out. nothing greasy
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    Default Re: Charlotte's allergic reaction..

    id wash it in hibiclenz and the spot to or put peroxide on it as sherry said.

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    I wonder if getting her one of those cones for her head would help to allow time for healing while you place meds on it?

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    Default Re: Charlotte's allergic reaction..

    Excellent advice above. Peroxide will work on the cut (peroxide can only help heal open wounds and flush them) or if you have any betadine you could use that as well. Clean it well with hybiclens or another antibacterial soap.

    The dried spot looks like it is healing so I would actually put neosphorin on that to soften it a bit and promote healing.

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    Default Re: Charlotte's allergic reaction..

    Keeping paws clean and dry plus Gentaved Topical Spray or any antibacterial product will keep it from getting further infected. You don't want any bacteria getting in and making it worse. Perhaps if you give her an deer/elk antler she will be too busy to lick her paw. Charlottes sore spot looks small so you caught it early and that's good!
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    Default Re: Charlotte's allergic reaction..

    Thanks everyone, as always- don't know what I would do with out yall

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    Default Re: Charlotte's allergic reaction..

    I know I'm late, but I vouch for the Vetericyn for the sore on the paw

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