Q. Boxer dog she has been having problems with her paws they keep getting cuts then they swell up between her toes smell bad and yellow stuff comes out

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A. Chronic skin infections or pododermatitis are relatively common in boxers and can be complicating by any combination of bacterial, yeast, parasite and fungal infections with or without allergies also. Skin cultures and cytology can help to identify which or all are present and guide treatment as regards medications and topical washes. Diet and supplements can also help to improve natural skin barrier and prevent recurrence

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