Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dog Health Care

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-22-2014, 12:51 PM
dotsnake dotsnake is offline
Active Pup
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 1
Default bug bite on dog paw, how to prevent from chewing?

Hey guys, I'm new here, so I apologize if there are any rules I am currently breaking.

My dog (Miniature American Eskimo) has a small red balloon on his paw. like a bug bite, and she won't stop biting it. Is there a band-aid for dogs that can prevent her from chewing? without making her feel uncomfortable? and she is also a very hairy dog. I tried using bandage, but she just bites it or it falls off.

Thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 09:42 PM
speedydogs's Avatar
speedydogs speedydogs is offline
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ithaca, NY
Posts: 597

I'd probably recommend getting it checked out by a vet for starters, especially if it's been there a few days without decreasing in size. Newton had a similar small growth on his foot a few months ago - it turned out to be a harmless cutaneous histiocytoma that eventually went away on its own, but its always a good idea to have a biopsy done just in case.

You could try a sock secured at the top with some vet wrap to get her to stop biting at it, but if she's insistent on pulling it off you might have to resort to an elizabethan collar.

Emily &:
Aurai Treasure Island - "Simon"
MBIF CH Aurai Defying Gravity CL1-R - "Newton"
MBIF CH Tova's Don't Stop Believin' of Aurai CL1-S CGC - "Journey"
BIF/BISS CH Tova's Cricket Song of Ardmoor Farms CL3 CGC - "Cricket"
Visit us on Facebook!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 04:41 AM
porchpotty porchpotty is offline
Show Dog
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 259

I would rather take him to the vet so that appropriate treatment can be given and to prevent further infection.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:22 AM.

1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site