Question on blisters on Rudi's paws

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Registered: 11-04-1999
Question on blisters on Rudi's paws
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Sat, 07-27-2013 - 7:39pm

HI, Rudi has had blisters or as I call them to her: boo boos between her toes on her paws before, but usually just like 1 and they heal in a day or too.  This time she has 2 or 3 on her back paw and I haven't walked her since Tuesday hoping they will heal up.   She isn't favoring that paw or acting like she is in pain, but just wondered why she gets them on and off.  The blisters are decreasing in size and they do look some better.  Haven't been bleeding or seeping any. 

Poor dachshunds are so low to the ground, I swear it is constant skin issues on her stomach and this that and the other.   Still using medicated shampoo to help with the dandruff under her fur on top. 

Just wondering if others have had the blisters or pimples on their dogs and am I right not to take her on her 30 minute walk that she does dearly love.  

Josie

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-1999
Sat, 07-27-2013 - 10:29pm

Google "interdigital cysts" and see if that's what it looks like.

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Registered: 11-04-1999
Sun, 07-28-2013 - 3:27am

Gaye:  thanks for the suggestion but the pictures I found are tons worse than what she has.  Her pimple is an off shoot from her toes vs a separate growth between.   She is down to one nasty looking one today.  I did a search last night after I posted this and saw where it could be alleregy to like grass and I know last year she got at least 2 shots from the Vet for allergies and it wasn't until snow fell that she cleared up.  I will continue to watch it, skip the walks and if it continues will again take her into the Vet.   You wouldn't believe how often I go to the Vet, my friends with pets continue to be amazed and love to share how healthy all of their animals always have been so then I feel even more guilty I am doing something wrong.  Thanks for answering Gaye.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-1999
Sun, 07-28-2013 - 11:42pm

She can have benadryl 25 mg.  Generic is Diphenhydramine HCL.  You can give that for any allergic reaction.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-1999
Mon, 07-29-2013 - 8:46am

Thanks Gaye, I am just so frustrated and sad and several other negative emotions.   But will call the Vet at 8am and again, will plan my whole day's activities around Rudi.  If this is what having a real human child would have been like, I guess this is why I never had any of my own.   Sorry to sound like a downer, but it has been months of this that and the other,  I just want a healthy dog, is that too much to ask for?   My depression and my grieving over being a widow, is not helping me see the glass as half full.  sorry. 

I just edited this but it didn't take.  OK:  wrote that I called the vet and was told to try benadryl, 3/4ths tablet for few days to see if that helps first.  So already got the first one in her.   I over react and fret and worry, and being widowed and dealing with 60 plus year old house needing repairs, I see the glass as half empty too many times. 

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Mon, 07-29-2013 - 11:52am

Hi Josie....first of all...you're not doing anything "wrong"....unfortunately Rudi just has some issues that need to be dealt with.  It "is" like having children...some children are always healthy and other contend with health issues.

My cal ^Samantha^ would get red blotches on her stomach as soon as the new grass would come in; I used to put Benadryl cream on them and they would clear up.  It does sound like some kine of allergy; hopefully the Benadryl will work.

Many hugs to you and Rudi....

Laura