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Question by  dannyleachlivecom20 (16)

How do I treat a fungal infection on my dog's paw?


Answer by  RunawayJim (964)

You should probably get something from your vet for it, since they might have to take a pill, but keep it clean too.


Answer by  afamb (557)

Take him to the vet so he can diagnose the fungi. Otherwise a topical antibiotic will probably be prescribed. Keep his paw dry and clean.


Answer by  mb (5482)

You will need to go to the vet and get an oral antifungal medication. Trying to use a human antifungal cream probably won't help and can make your dog sick if he licks at it.


Answer by  patti (29325)

If a fungal infection has been diagnosed, the vet will prescribe an anti-fungal medication. How it is treated depends on the particular fungus. Ask your veterinarian.


Answer by  kahtannah (48)

You need to go to the vet and get an antibacterial medication to apply to the infected area. The dog can make the fungal infection worse by constantly licking the area as the moisture creates more bacteria. Just make sure they don't lick the medication off!


Answer by  keiki (1376)

There are a number of steps you can take to treat a fungal infection. Use an anti-fungal shampoo to wash the dog's paw and apply a rinse that contains chlorhexidine or boric acid. You can also soak your dog's paw in a mixture of warm water, iodine, and anti-fungal shampoo. You can also use anti-fungal ointments.


Answer by  eaglover (394)

Try soaking the paws in warm water with anti-fungal shampoo and a few drops of iodine to lill the fungus.

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