Help For a Swollen Dog Paw
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"A swollen dog paw is the result of any one
of a number of things that dogs get up to and into, ranging from an
insect bite to a broken toe. Causes of paw irritation include
irritation after walking on gravel,
allergies to grasses, broken nails, wounds, spider, wasp, bee stings,
snake bites or a broken toe.
The key is to differentiate between an injury where you should see your vet or one that you may manage at home.
Some quick treatments for a dog with paw swelling includes aspirin (1 adult aspirin for 30 pounds), benedryl (25mg for small dog, more for a larger dog), neosporin ointment or cortisone ointment to take down the swelling and pain.
Wounds and other problems could cause the dog to lick the paws, causing them to lick the feet raw. Itch from allergy will also cause them to lick the feet in an attempt to relieve any itch."