Q. My 3 year old pit bull was attacked by an American bully on Mon today I notice on each end of her back paws are swollen. I soak them in Epsom salt
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA
A. Dog bites frequently become infected and I would be concerned that more than one foot is affected that gravity may be drawing fluid down from a focus of infection. I recommend you get her assessed by a vet and treated as indicated for fever and infection
A. The Epsom salt soak will help with swelling, but if there is infection then your dog may require antibiotic therapy. Have her examined by your vet. Pain management may also be indicated.