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    Default Re: Think Walter is sick (paw cysts, constipated? and maybe a cold)

    Hi, everyone! I just wanted to update on Walter's vet visit.

    I told hubby to collect his poop, but men... Just kidding. He figured we didn't have to and of course, the first thing the vet tech asked is, "Did you bring a fecal sample?" So we still have to bring in a fecal sample to the vet's office. The doctor said he's not too worried about it, but still wants to do the fecal test. He said to give him some pumpkin - it's probably lack of fiber. So off to the store to get pumpkin today.

    Also said that Walter's heart sounds great. He is a bit overweight (69 pounds), but we're working on that - he's probably shaved off 6 pounds since coming to us. He said that his nose slits are not round like most bulldogs. He says Walter has infection in both ears and gave us drops - Synotic with Baytril - twice a day for ten days.

    For his cysts, the doctor says that's probably allergies and he doesn't think it is food related, but environmental, which I am unsure of where that can come from because we live in the city (as in a highrise downtown). So I am not sure what he's exposed to - and he came to us from the rescue with those cysts. They did get worse over time, though. He also said it's odd he only has them on his front paws and not his back paws at all because most times they have them on all four paws.

    We were given Douxo Calm Gel to spray on them twice a day and an antibiotic for the cysts - Cefpodoxime 200MG once a day. We have to go back to pick up another prescription, they were out of it yesterday (it's also to be applied directly to his paws).

    Hopefully all this will help him. My mom (in Florida - I am in California) said the bully she is helping with got switched from Fromm to Natural Balance fish and sweet potato and is doing a million times better; that his coat is way better and the patches of hair that he had falling out are almost all grown back - within five days' time.

    I have Walter on the Fromm (Beef and veg frittata), but I am wondering if he could be allergic to it? The vet didn't think so, but I still wonder...

    So hopefully all this helps our Walter! Thanks, everyone for your feedback and advice.

    Oh - and we are continuing with those iodine soaks!

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    Default Re: Think Walter is sick (paw cysts, constipated? and maybe a cold)

    Hi, so sorry Walter is going through all this stuff, poor guy, and you, it must be so worrisome. You have already gotten great advice and seen the vet, hopefully everything will help. Pumpkin will help with the constipation, and you can also soak his paws in apple cider vinegar and warm water. I just wanted to wish you well, and hope Walter feels better really soon, sending love, hugs and prayers your way that he feels better soon. He's already better with you rescuing and caring for him, thanks for saving this beautiful bully. You are awesome.
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    Default Re: Think Walter is sick (paw cysts, constipated? and maybe a cold)

    Quote Originally Posted by Heather Wilson View Post
    Hi, everyone! I just wanted to update on Walter's vet visit.

    I told hubby to collect his poop, but men... Just kidding. He figured we didn't have to and of course, the first thing the vet tech asked is, "Did you bring a fecal sample?" So we still have to bring in a fecal sample to the vet's office. The doctor said he's not too worried about it, but still wants to do the fecal test. He said to give him some pumpkin - it's probably lack of fiber. So off to the store to get pumpkin today.

    Also said that Walter's heart sounds great. He is a bit overweight (69 pounds), but we're working on that - he's probably shaved off 6 pounds since coming to us. He said that his nose slits are not round like most bulldogs. He says Walter has infection in both ears and gave us drops - Synotic with Baytril - twice a day for ten days.

    For his cysts, the doctor says that's probably allergies and he doesn't think it is food related, but environmental, which I am unsure of where that can come from because we live in the city (as in a highrise downtown). So I am not sure what he's exposed to - and he came to us from the rescue with those cysts. They did get worse over time, though. He also said it's odd he only has them on his front paws and not his back paws at all because most times they have them on all four paws.

    We were given Douxo Calm Gel to spray on them twice a day and an antibiotic for the cysts - Cefpodoxime 200MG once a day. We have to go back to pick up another prescription, they were out of it yesterday (it's also to be applied directly to his paws).

    Hopefully all this will help him. My mom (in Florida - I am in California) said the bully she is helping with got switched from Fromm to Natural Balance fish and sweet potato and is doing a million times better; that his coat is way better and the patches of hair that he had falling out are almost all grown back - within five days' time.

    I have Walter on the Fromm (Beef and veg frittata), but I am wondering if he could be allergic to it? The vet didn't think so, but I still wonder...

    So hopefully all this helps our Walter! Thanks, everyone for your feedback and advice.

    Oh - and we are continuing with those iodine soaks!
    It can totally be the food or even simple house dust. Think about trying the Fromm Pork and Peas, you can just switch without transition - I had Banks on the Beef and she did well, but I switched her the PnP and she is doing awesome on it
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    It can totally be the food or even simple house dust. Think about trying the Fromm Pork and Peas, you can just switch without transition - I had Banks on the Beef and she did well, but I switched her the PnP and she is doing awesome on it
    Thank you! We will do that. Also, the pumpkin seems to work beautifully. And he LOVES it LOL!

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    I am going through this at the moment. Epsom salt treatments and considering giving her coconut oil as well. I feel so bad for her going through this.

    We been to the vet and they said , soak her paws in epsom salt 3 x a week.

    I know my girl has an environmental allergy. Grass is my conclusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissWaddles13 View Post
    I am going through this at the moment. Epsom salt treatments and considering giving her coconut oil as well. I feel so bad for her going through this.

    We been to the vet and they said , soak her paws in epsom salt 3 x a week.

    I know my girl has an environmental allergy. Grass is my conclusion.

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    There's been a lot of posts lately about yeasty paws, some other suggestions:
    1) Soak your dog's paws in a tub full of a solution containing 2 cups of apple cider vinegar and 2 cups of warm water and 2 drops of oregano oil.
    2) Betadine in bath water to make it tea coloured. Soak paws in this for at least 5 min daily till better
    3) Wash paws daily with a chlorhexidine/ketoconazole shampoo like ketohex or curaseb, leave on for 10 min then wash off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dollys Owner View Post
    There's been a lot of posts lately about yeasty paws, some other suggestions:
    1) Soak your dog's paws in a tub full of a solution containing 2 cups of apple cider vinegar and 2 cups of warm water and 2 drops of oregano oil.
    2) Betadine in bath water to make it tea coloured. Soak paws in this for at least 5 min daily till better
    3) Wash paws daily with a chlorhexidine/ketoconazole shampoo like ketohex or curaseb, leave on for 10 min then wash off
    Itís crazy! I am going to apply your suggestion and see how it works . Thank you!


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