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How to get gum out of dog paw


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How to get gum out of dog paw?

Hi I have a four month old boxer. I took him to the vet who sd it was a bacterial gum infection, and put a round of antibiotics on him. It’s doing ok, he’s only had one dose, but the vet sd the gum had to be surgically removed, and it was in 2 of his toes. I’m hoping he’ll be ok. He has been doing ok on the antibiotics, but now he’s licking his paw, and it’s causing him some pn. I’m really worried he’s going to get worse, so I want to get the gum out and hopefully he won’t be in too much pn. I’m looking for a way to get the gum out, or at least have a good look and see if the gum is infected, and how I can deal with it once I’ve got it out. Any ideas?

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Hi I have a four month old boxer. I took him to the vet who sd it was a bacterial gum infection, and put a round of antibiotics on him. It’s doing ok, he’s only had one dose, but the vet sd the gum had to be surgically removed, and it was in 2 of his toes. I’m hoping he’ll be ok. He has been doing ok on the antibiotics, but now he’s licking his paw, and it’s causing him some pn. I’m really worried he’s going to get worse, so I want to get the gum out and hopefully he won’t be in too much pn. I’m looking for a way to get the gum out, or at least have a good look and see if the gum is infected, and how I can deal with it once I’ve got it out. Any ideas?

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You could try this:

Mix 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of white vinegar, and rub the mix onto the infected area. Then rinse it off. That’s all there is to it. It’s a very simple, fast, and effective solution.

You could try this:

Mix 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of white vinegar, and rub the mix onto the infected area. Then rinse it off. That’s all there is to it. It’s a very simple, fast, and effective solution.

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If that doesn't work, the vet may be able to prescribe some more antibiotics that are stronger than the first one. If not, it sounds like it's time to consult with a veterinary surgeon. If the vet wants you to just do a general physical examination (ie. looking for swollen, red, hot, or infected areas on the dog's paw), do that first, then the vet can look at it under a surgical light.

It looks like you've got a good start with the salt and vinegar mixture. If the vet isn't able to prescribe stronger antibiotics for him, you may want to have him put on the mixture twice a day until the vet can give him a more powerful antibiotic.

I'd also keep an eye on it. The vet is right, a good veterinarian is going to want to do an exam and make sure nothing is going on in any other areas of the body that should cause problems.

How long has this been going on for? It's been a few days, I didn't want to put any weight on the paw until I knew he was ok. I noticed a small patch on his foot after a run. When I picked him up today, the patch was even larger, so I took him to the vet. The vet couldn't see the patch, and didn't seem concerned about it, but the fact that it was bigger meant it might need looking at.

How long has this been going on for? It's been a few days, I didn't want to put any weight on the paw until I knew he was ok. I noticed a small patch on his foot after a run. When I picked him up today, the patch was even larger, so I took him to the vet. The vet couldn't see the patch, and didn't seem concerned about it, but the fact that it was bigger meant it might need looking at.

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It's possible the vet could tell something was going on just by looking at it, and could have put some topical stuff on it if it didn't feel like it was getting any better. Even if it turns out to be nothing, a vet would probably be able to tell if the area is inflamed or not. It is a good idea to keep your eye on it.

I've had dogs that had gum infections in their paws for years and years. You'd think it would be easy to find the cause of it but I had a friend who had to take out her dog's whole foot and it was like pulling on a bunch of wires!

It really is a bad idea to do anything else, though. The best thing you can do is keep a close eye on it, give the dog his meds twice a day and keep it dry and clean.

I've had dogs that had gum infections in their paws for years and years. You'd think it would be easy to find the cause of it but I had a friend who had to take out her dog's whole foot and it was like pulling on a bunch of wires!

It really is a bad idea to do anything else, though. The best thing you can do is keep a close eye on it, give the dog his meds twice a day and keep it dry and clean.

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I've never had to do anything else but give the dog pn killers and it gets better. If he had a fever, I would call the vet, but with a sore foot and no signs of infection, I just give him his meds twice a day and keep the foot dry and clean.

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