Yes, this is the second vet I've taken him to. The first vet just said that Otis needs surgery, they don't perform that surgery there, and that it should be a one time thing at the animal hospital.
Take him to an ophthalmologist if possible, if he does need surgery you will want the best person possible for the job. It might cost you a little more but the risks are considerably lower when an expert does it.
Right now, Otis is eating ground beef and boiled sweet potatoes and his paw looks SO much better. I gave him some of his kibble (Fromm pork and peas) and there's definitely something in there that's triggering his cysts. Can he eat ground beef/sweet potatoes forever? I'm afraid he's missing out on some nutrients. I soak it in epsom salts and sometimes apple cider vinegar.
Sound to me like he may be sensitive to pork or the peas. @[replacer_a] 's sarah is allergic to peas so it's very possible Otis is too. My Otis is sensitive to pork. I would stick with the rice and ground beef for a little while to settle his system then start adding a little bit of another protein source in there to see how he reacts. If you like Fromm they do make other flavors. [replacer_img]
I'm pretty sure the scooting is because of an infection. I had my old vet express his glands in April, but the scooting persisted. So I went to petsmart to express them again, and she said Otis has an infection. The vet looked in his tail pocket and mumbled something whoever clipped Otis' tail did a bad job and basically said whatever is irritating his paw, is irritating his tail pocket. I'm 100% sure it's infected it smells horrible and there's a certain spot that really hurts him all of a sudden when I'm cleaning him. Why wouldn't she give me some sort of cream for him?
"whoever clipped his tail"?????? Really? [replacer_img] Do Otis a favor, find a vet with some bulldog experience please lol This lady sounds like she has never met a bully in her life.
ALSO, I looked at the wipes she sent me home with and they're just surface cleaner/disinfectants. For his paws...? Is that normal?
Can I ask the name of the wipes she sent you home with? A lot of folks here on EBN love the Malacetic wipes for cleaning. You should be able to buy them at the pet store, if not Amazon sells them pretty cheap. You can try to gently clean his tail pocket yourself with some witch hazel on a gauze pad then maybe squirt some Gold Bond powder up in there to help keep it dry. If he is very sensitive to the touch in that area you can spray him with some Lanacane to help with the pain. This should start to help him until you see a vet for antibiotics.
Thanks for your help!
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