My dog’s paw is swollen what should I do?

My dog’s paw is swollen what should I do?

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chad perry
5 years ago

Check the paw for objects caught between the pads/toes. Check for insect stings or puncture wounds (though often hard to pinpoint). If possible, remove trapped object with tweezers and wash the paw with warm, soapy water. If you can’t see anything trapped in the paw, check the dog’s leg to ensure no constricting material is present (which can easily cause swelling). Soaking the paw in an Epsom salt solution is often of benefit, regardless of the cause. Ten minutes in comfortably hot water (in a tub or basin) with Epsom salts dissolved within is typically an excellent short-term solution for… Read more »