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Murray had a follow -up vet visit this evening for his foot problems.

My regular vet, back from vacation, doesn't believe Murray has an apocrine gland problem-

The diagnosis is "pododermatitis(inflammatory skin disease) with secondary atopy(allergic hypersensitivity)".
In simple terms, his foot problems are being caused by his allergies which are in high gear right now.

He was given another cortisone shot,was taken off antibiotics, and is to have nothing topical for the next 2 weeks due to his extreme skin sensitivity right now-

The vet also thought epsom salt foot soaks could help him-

We have another appointment in 2 weeks.

Thanks to everyone for your suggestions and help-
 

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We battled this problem with Bugsie for many years. Something you could try is putting a baby sock on the affected foot (feet), and secure with vet wrap. This helps break the itch-scratch cycle and gives the foot a chance to start healing. Best wishes with Murray. :)
 

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Thanks for asking- he has a vet appointment next Monday, and things are much better now than they were a few weeks ago.

I'm just hoping this was a spike in his on-going allergy issues, and not a new plateau.
 
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