Pododermatitis / Swelling of Paws in Dogs/ Cats


  • Pododermatitis (Inter-digital Dermatitis) is the inflammation of the inter digital skin; the area of skin in between the toes and footpads, may also affect the nail.
  • Your pet may have one or more of the following symptoms:
  • Paws red and swollen,Pus from the lesions,Abscesses on the paws,Paws have hair loss,Hyperpigmentation,Nodules,Dog excessively licks or bites at his paws,Crusts (scabs),Ulcerations of the paws,Blisters,Thickening pads etc


  • Treatment of pododermatitis will depend on the cause of the inflammation. It may include a combination of topical and systemic therapies.
  • In dogs with infections, they will need to be treated with systemic antibiotics and anti-fungal medications.
  • Bacterial infections usually need to be treated for at least 6 weeks