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mikegillam

About 4 days ago, I took my lab to a beach to run/swim.  The next day he was limping around ( I thought he was sore)but when checking on Sunday, I found a large, cyst? between the toes on the bottom of his front foot.  Seemed to be filled with fluid.  I did not see any injury, thorn, fish bone, etc, and began soaking in epson salts 2-3 times a day.  It has reduced by about 50%, doesn't seem to cause any discomfort, except if I squeeze it.  I do have a vet appt. Friday night, but wondering if anyone has dealt with something like this.

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Dogwood

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Likely an interdigital cyst due to either a puncture or more likely allergy based.  Probably some antibiotics are in order, maybe lance and flush it.  If it recurs then it reeks of allergies and some prednisone might be useful.

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mikegillam

This is the best pic I could get.  I am not sure if this is a reaction to some trauma or an infection.  It has gotten smaller over the last week...it doesn't seem to be filled with liquid, feels more like a mass to me.  I did visit the vet yesterday, put the dog on antibiotics and prednisone for 2 weeks , in addition to the 2-3 times a day epson salt soaks I have been doing, and then re-evaluate.  http://content.invisioncic.com/r266882/monthly_2018_05/IMG_0280.JPG.5d2de56337e53ab55a9f80e719d577ae.JPG

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Brad Eden
On 5/10/2018 at 6:57 AM, Dogwood said:

Pics?

Likely an interdigital cyst due to either a puncture or more likely allergy based.  Probably some antibiotics are in order, maybe lance and flush it.  If it recurs then it reeks of allergies and some prednisone might be useful.

 

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This is an interdigital cyst. Cash had this reoccur a couple/several times. I didn't know what it was and assumed a sliver or some foreign object was stuck under the skin between the toes. I had an appt with my vet to remove some tissue between the toes to get rid if what was causing it. Thankfully I consulted with Dogwood who thought it was an interdigital cyst, so I cancelled the surgery. It cleared up and it has been 2 years and it hasn't been back.

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frak

Huh. Interdigital cyst.  Good to know about.  I was thinking awn.  Please keep us posted, mike.

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mikegillam

Things seem to be getting better.  He was on simplicef for about 2 weeks, whatever it was shrunk, until I took him out for a run/training session.  Swelling came back.  Switched to Clindamycin for 2 weeks, ending 2 days ago.  I have kept from running, training, etc...thinking that maybe something was embedded, and activity caused a reaction.  I did take him to Lake Erie beach this morning, and did some water retrieves and no additional swelling has returned.  If things stay normal after some field work this weekend, I will fell pretty good.  If swelling returns, the vet will probably look for an embedded abject.

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Dogwood

Prednisone time IMO.

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Chukarman

I had a similar problem a few years ago - caused by a grass awn between the toes. We got it out, cleaned the wound and administered an antibiotic. I kept a boot on his foot for a couple days and did not hunt him. I usually inspect my dogs at the tailgate after a day of hunting, this I missed.

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406dn

Quite a few years ago,,,my Rowdy dog came up gimpy on one of the first hunts of the year. I looked him over and could not find anything. The nest day,, he was back to normal. Then on every hunt that fall,,, run him and he was a bit lame,,the next day back to normal. I kept looking for a cause and could not find one.

 

Then a couple weeks after the season he came up to me at just the right angle and I saw a small draining cyst between two toes on a foreleg. I pulled out a two inch prickly pear spine. It still amazes me that he hunted as hard as he did and only showed a little lameness after a hunt. 

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Shawn F

Furunculosis

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