How to Treat my Dog’s Nail Infection
How Do I Treat My Dog’s Nail Infection?
A typical treatment for a Dog Nail infection is to soak the paw with an antibacterial/fungal product such as Banixx Pet Care. For more severe cases, a topical antibiotic may be required or your Veterinarian may want to conduct some tests such as scrapings or biopsies to determine the extent of damage caused by the infection.
It’s important to keep the affected nail/paw clean of dirt and debris and as dry as possible, even if this means your pup wearing a water-proof bootie. Most dogs recover in short order and return happily to their previous activities.
Using Banixx Pet Care as a paw-soak solution stops the growth of bacteria in its tracks since Banixx provides an environment where bacteria or fungus simply cannot grow. And rest assured, Banixx can be safely used in conjunction with any medication if the infection becomes bad enough to warrant a visit to the Vet. The best part of this paw-soak treatment for your dog is that Banixx is a painless and odorless solution, so it won’t frighten or hurt your pet, nor will it discolor his fur. This makes application a breeze. A dog nail infection is also known as a bacterial claw infection. You’ll need to continue the soaking treatment until you observe that the infection has gone and that will generally be obvious due to (a) lack of pain (b) lack of noxious odor. If in doubt, never hesitate to consult with your Veterinarian.
So, What Causes Dog’s Nail/Paw Infections?
It may happen very easily due to an injury/wound, but, although rare, it may be due to a systemic disease. A wounded paw that causes injury to your dog’s nail leaves the area open to further infection simply by your dog walking through, for example, infected soil, and this may be any soil, a sidewalk, a field, or any non-sterile environment.
How Can I Tell If My Dog’s Nail or Paw is Infected?
Symptoms may include:
- A swollen nail bed, on one or more of your dog’s nails, or across the paw in general
- Pain in the paw/foot or limping
- Visual signs of injury such as, your dog starts excessively chewing or licking at some irritation or damage of the nail or paw area.
- Discharge or pus coming out of the nail bed and a foul smell coming from the paw or nail (caused by the infection)
- A discolored, soft, or brittle claw/nail