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    Default Please I need help here!! I don't know where to turn to anymore!

    Hello,
    I just don't know what to do anymore or where to turn.
    I am at a complete loss here.
    Lily will be 4 in a a few months and she weighs 39lbs.
    I have never had an issue with food allergies since I started home cooking for her about 3 years now.
    That is until 3 months ago.
    Out of nowhere Lily's paws got red.
    She licks and bites them all the time.
    I have taken her to the vet 3 times now. I have tried countless options and meds.
    I have switched her protein from beef to turkey/lamb.
    She seems to be fine with everything else except her paws.
    Here is a list of all the things that I've tried and the meds the vet gave us.

    Apoquel 16mg 7 days,
    Oclacitinib 12mg 5 days
    Chlorhexidine Shampoo
    Malaseb Shampoo
    Hexachlor-K Shampoo
    Dermabenss Shampoo
    Witch Hazel
    Cefpodoxime 100mg 10 days
    Bendarly 2x a day

    I have no idea what could be causing her paw issues. Nothing seems to help.
    Can anyone please give me advice on what to do next.
    Do I take her back to the vet yet again? Nothing they gave us seemed to help.
    Why can't I figure out what the problem is??
    It's so frustrating and I feel so bad for Lily.
    I just want her paws to go back to normal like before.

    Please any help and I would be so grateful!!

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    Default Re: Please I need help here!! I don't know where to turn to anymore!

    Since it is just her paws.... it could be environmental (grass, weeds, pollen or something in the rugs) does he face get red too?

    Have you tired to wipe her paws after each outing with a cool wash cloth?

    Banks was allergic to everything green and wiping her paws and belly after being out did help, along with Benedryl
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Since it is just her paws.... it could be environmental (grass, weeds, pollen or something in the rugs) does he face get red too?

    Have you tired to wipe her paws after each outing with a cool wash cloth?

    Banks was allergic to everything green and wiping her paws and belly after being out did help, along with Benedryl
    Yes I wipe her paws down everytime she comes back in from outside.
    No her face is never red. It's so strange its only her paws. And nothings changed in the house like carpet cleaners ect..
    Should I maybe clean the carpet and chair with something different??

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    Hi Lisa, I'm sorry you're having problems Can it be anything else than food that has change? New detergent, cleaning products, new bed, toys, treats, carpets, new plants in garden, anything? Sometimes they can be very sensitive and it doesn't have to be the food. Are all the paws red?
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    Sorry posted to late before I read your previous post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily122511 View Post
    Yes I wipe her paws down everytime she comes back in from outside.
    No her face is never red. It's so strange its only her paws. And nothings changed in the house like carpet cleaners ect..
    I've been having this issue on and off with Lambeau for the past two months too.... he has ulcers on the webbing of the pads. Our vet gave us Neo-Predef powder and that seems to be doing the trick, but it does not help with identify the cause, which I still have not figured out.
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    Since its only his paws and no where else, my guess is contact in some form. Environmental in the grass, anything new used at home. Detergents, cleaners, etc. A warm epsom salt soak works well to soothe the irritation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TyTysmom View Post
    Since its only his paws and no where else, my guess is contact in some form. Environmental in the grass, anything new used at home. Detergents, cleaners, etc. A warm epsom salt soak works well to soothe the irritation.
    Ok I will try the epsom salt. I'll try it in the bath tub...... So how much? For how long? And how often?

    If it is our Detergents would that only effect her paws? She lays on everything that is washed in our detergent. All the pillows and bedding.

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    Has the vet taken any tests, skin samples or anything? Have you given her probiotics? It could be yeast too and then antibiotics will only make it worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    Has the vet taken any tests, skin samples or anything? Have you given her probiotics? It could be yeast too and then antibiotics will only make it worse.
    No the vet hasn't taken any samples. I don't give her probiotics. What do you suggest?

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    Brutus will show a food allergy in the form of cysts between his toes, ear infections, or worst case, vomiting. I would recommend using a food that has a novel protien. We are currently using duck with great results.
    well certainly I copied the wrong food as you do not have a cat! lol, anyway just look into the same thing for dogs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brutus77 View Post
    Brutus will show a food allergy in the form of cysts between his toes, ear infections, or worst case, vomiting. I would recommend using a food that has a novel protien. We are currently using duck with great results.
    well certainly I copied the wrong food as you do not have a cat! lol, anyway just look into the same thing for dogs!
    I am glad you caught yourself @brutus77

    The issue does seem to be some sort of a contact dermatitis. I am no vet by any means. Was the yard sprayed with any chemicals recently? I remember I had put down some organic fertilizer on our yard and Jewel came down with this issue.

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