Help! My dogs paws are so bad after the detox she is limping!
by Susan Starratt
My 8 year old lab was getting increasingly itchy and we tried apoquel for a year and it stopped working.
Then prednisone, and then antibiotics, and as the inter digital cysts were getting worse and worse they suggested steroid needles in between her toes. So I said no. We’re done. This isn’t working.
We did a ton of research and took her off the apoquel for several weeks. Then weaned her onto a pure raw diet.
Then two more weeks later we started a yeast detox through the adored beast apothecary. Then she broke out in hotspots all over her head and face.
The protocol is almost complete and she is slowly starting to heal on her face but now her paws are bleeding and swollen and she is limping.
We do betadine and Epsom salt soaks daily and coconut oil and socks to prevent licking.
My question is does this poor doggo need antibiotics or am I doing the right thing here? I feel like I just opened Pandora’s box.
Am I doing irrepairable damage to my dog? I just want to help her and I feel like I’m hurting her and nothing is working. I wish I had some guidance and a holistic vet near me.
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