Last night after taking Finnigan for a walk I noticed that the innermost toe on his right paw looked like it was sticking out and seemed to be a bit red in between toes. Upon closer inspection I found that the area between that toe and the next was very swollen and under the toe between the pads was red and swollen and had a small bump almost like a pimple. The only possibilities I could think of were bug bite, abscess or broken toe. He was acting normal; running around and wanting to play but at bedtime I noticed him licking his foot.

This morning I called the vet to make an appointment (which isn't until 4pm and it's 8:30am now) and my father-in-law stopped by and decided to look at his paw while he was there and when he looked at the area between his pads he found it wet. When he applied slight pressure it started oozing. It seems like it was abscessed and has broken open. I don't know what else it could be nor do I know if whatever caused it is still in there. I'm still taking him to the vet at 4pm but I was curious if this sounds like an abscess to the rest of you and if anyone knows what I should expect the vet to do.

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I always thought that you do give yogurt because it has the active cultures and since they antibiotics kill the good bacterias also. I know milk and that kind of thing can make mucus worse if it's a respitory thing.Don't know for sure though!
Dairy can prevent the antibiotic from being effective. If they were given at different times of day it would probably be fine.
Some antibiotics you can't give dairy. Some you can. Call the vet/pharmacy you got the medication from and ask them to make sure. The reason you cant give dairy with some antibiotics is because the active ingredients bind with the dairy product and are not digested properly for the antibiotic to work. I looked it up and didn't see anything about not taking dairy products with this one. But you can call and double check. Hope it clears up without surgery.
I would still clean it and put neosporin on it. ... I don't know any probiotics, unfortunately.
John, since all of my dogs have been fixed, we don't have any doggie condoms around. Or did you have something else in mind? ;)


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