I read somewhere on this site about Epsom salts or baking soda helping with dogs biting on their feet and having sores. You were suppose to soak their feet in this solution. I can't find where the directions for this are. Could someone please help me? My dog has been on antibiotics for 3 weeks with no relief. Her feet are awful looking and bleed at times. Thank you.
By maggie3956 from Ipava, IL
Here is some information from earthclinic.com:
Note that if the itching is from yeast, then the apple cider vinegar and water won't work. Also, fish oil and yogurt are great for different kinds of itching, and benadryl is good too. (04/06/2009)
By Robyn Fed
The first idea coming to my mind is the floor cleaner, and it's one of the first explanations of several to read on this website. Hope you find relief for your pet. I'd go so far as to put children's socks on his paws while indoors and see if that helps. Benadryl ointment is quick relief for the itch, but doesn't cure it. (04/06/2009)
I read just today in a newsletter that I receive from a veterinarian, that baking soda and baking powder are dangerous for dogs and cats. Ingestion of large amounts of baking soda or baking powder can lead to electrolyte abnormalities (low potassium, low calcium and/or high sodium), congestive heart failure or muscle spasms. (04/07/2009)
Most dog allergies like you are describing are caused by an allergy to wheat. There is a dog food sold by EVO that is supposed to be very good for this type of allergy. Keep in mind you may have to feed it for upward of 3 months to see an improvement. You will have to check with a vet to see about buying it. (04/08/2009)
I'm here to add, antibiotics aren't always the answer, either. Our 5-year-old English Mastiff has been on Keflex for several months, and still chews his one back foot raw. We have a vet appointment on 5/4 to see if anything else can be done. I hate the expense, but sometimes it's necessary. (04/08/2009)
Hi, my dog was licking her feet every day. After many trips to the vets and taking antibiotics and other allergy drugs, she did not get better. We switched her to a special dog food by Evo. After she finished that bag of dog food we switched her to lamb and rice dog food. Check the label, some of these have wheat in them. We also bought dog probiotics and vitamins to put in her food These are available at www.naturesfarmacywest.com. The vet also gave us a tube of lick guard, in case the licking had become a habit. It tastes bad, so the dog doesn't lick. (04/08/2009)
Try soaking the dog's feet in 1 cup Epsom salts and three parts water. Also, after food give a tablespoon apple cider vinegar for every 50 lbs dog for one week, it really works. Visit some homemade remedy sites. (04/09/2009)
My dog has itchy feet due to seasonal allergies and I have found that straight vinegar rubbed into her paws works the best. (09/06/2009)
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