• Adlee gets infections in her front paw pads. They feel rough to the touch. We use our garage as a semi-outside room/mancave. We've just recently cleaned it out, had the floors pressure washed and painted. We're a bit confused why she's developed another pad infections/agitation? It's likely another bacterial infection. She's trained using pee pads inside the house. I keep that area, including the entire house, floors, rugs throughout our home immaculately clean. I have several serious health issues and must live in a sterile environment. We’re confused why she's gotten this pad inflamed yet again? Since it’s begun I've cranked up the sterilization to an even higher extent. She's been limping for 5 days and she’s constantly licking that front right paw pad, the largest one. We cannot see any type of cut, splinter, shard of glass, nothing at all. The pad is swollen and we're doing our best to keep her from licking on it as it makes it worse. We've been soaking her 1-2 times a day in a warm Epsom Salt bath. This seems to help but she keeps licking and it just won't heal up. Today after her AM soak I gave her 1/2 of a Benadryl to help her rest to give that paw time to heal. Is there anything more that we can do to get this thing healed up ASAP? Can you issue her an Antibiotic, please? We go to the Garner NC Banfield location.

    Hi Monica,
    I recommend that you take her into see a veterinarian as soon as possible. The swelling of the pad along with the limping is concerning. There can be several causes for this including infection, injury, a foreign body in the area, or a more severe underlying medical issue. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of the symptoms and why they are reoccurring after they have examined her. Your vet may recommend some diagnostic tests to help diagnose or rule out certain causes. The treatment needed will depend on the underlying cause of the swelling.

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