Jake has been having problems with both of his paws on the right side. The skin around his pads looks very pink and it is red/brown crusty looking. First it was the front one, then it was better. Then the back one, which is almost back to normal. But now it is the front one again.
We have been to the vet twice now. For the front paw the first time, she said she thought he had a cut in there and it was that color from him licking it (which I hardly ever see him doing). She gave us antibiotics, a topical cream, and had me soaking his paw in warm water and epsom salt. It seemed to be better after about two weeks.
We went back to the vet for the back paw. No antibiotics this time, just topical cream (tritop), keep it clean, and soak it in warm water and epsom salt again. Well, now the back paw is better and front paw is looking bad again. I don't know what is going on. The vet tells me the crusty color is from licking. We just don't see him doing this very much to cause it to look that bad. I don't know why this keeps coming back.
Has anyone had anything like this? Not sure if we should go back to the vet again, or keep soaking and putting the cream on. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I tried to take a picture.....
Any ideas??? It does not seem to be bothering him at all. I was with him all day yesterday and only saw him try to lick it once. He's still running and walking fine. I'm just not sure what else to do.