Dog Allergies, Oh how abounding times I accept begin myself aimlessly analytic the web for the “miracle cure” so I would not accept to accomplish yet addition cruise to my affluent veterinarian. Scouring pages of info, searching for home remedies for my poor “Blue BO”. Trying to acquisition any way to abstain him accepting to yield yet added medications that accomplish him so sad.
Well, I accept had some success with his paws (for now). Here is how it all went down…
Me: “Oh Blue, what is amiss with your paw?” (it looks like a “Smurf” foot)
Blue: [sniff sniff, appendage wagging]
Me: “Let me yield a attending Buddy… ” (upon inspection, I acquisition what looks to be some blazon of abscessed in amid his toe… yep, where’s the computer)
My associate Blue is a 4 year old English Springer Spaniel (field bred) who has been adversity from abhorrent allergies for the endure two years. “To what?” you ask… oh how I ambition I knew… from what I can conclude… EVERYTHING! He aboriginal started assuming affection about the age of 2. He got his aboriginal ear infection and things went crazy from there. I accept spent endless hours at the vet and abundant money to yield the ancestors to Disney… twice.
So, what’s a babe to do?… Yep I Googled that!
Step 1: Search for “sores in amid dog toes”… bang on images. After searching about for awhile I begin a account that matched. Clicked to appointment site… begin a babble forum… apprehend awhile and begin the actual abstruse aural appellation “interdigital cyst”… Wait!, I anticipate I heard my vet say that before.
Step 2: Search Interdigital Cysts. Let’s get a apprehend on what the heck these are. The Merck Veterinary Manual is appealing abundant my aboriginal go to for all things with bristles and wet noses.
OK… so Merck says antibiotics again, etc etc etc. No way!
Step 3: Search for Home Remedies!!! Eureka!!!
Step 4: Prepare myself for the HUMILIATION!
The home antidote that I begin included Epsom salt, Hydrogen Peroxide and… delay for it… Preparation H. That’s right, hemorrhoid creme. (instructions on action below)
It’s 10pm, I accept to aces “The Tween” and her acquaintance up from the roller amphitheatre 5 account ago and now I accept to aswell stop at the pharmacy. So, what would any normal, admirable mother do? Ha!!!! I aces the girls up FIRST and argue them that the best way to handle this awkward bearings is to be absolutely inappropriate. Why would it not be a absolute abstraction to buy Preparation H while abrading our butts the accomplished way through the store????
OK, articles in hand, now time for the experiment:
1) Soak paw for 10 account in balmy baptize with Epsom alkali (I accidentally bought menthol, but it was OK)
2) Soak paw in authentic Hydrogen Peroxide for addition 10 account (man its accepting late!)
3) Thoroughly pat paw dry and administer advanced amounts of Preparation H to the sores. (check out the adorned applicator lol!!)
Now I’m abiding you are wondering… “did it work?”
After applying the address 3 times a day for 2 days… the paw is aback to accustomed and no bacterial infection ensued. Most times “Allergy” dogs breach these types of lesions or wounds afar creating a consecutive bacterial infection that lasts for weeks and can alone be remedied with a cruise to the vet.
Conclusion: Preparation H works on dog paws too!!!