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  • Hello, My dog has a spot between her toes that looks very red and smells terrible. Should we try to clean the wound and prepare it the way we would a human, or should we see someone?

    Hi Abby,
    Please bring your dog in to be seen by a veterinarian. There are a number of different problems that can all look similar without the benefit of a microscope or other diagnostic instruments. Sometimes, if you clean and start treating the wound at home, it makes it more difficult for us to determine the cause when we do see your pet.


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Wound & Fracture Care