Monday, October 22, 2007

There's A Fungus Among-Gus!

Yup. On my paws. Again.

Back in June, I started licking my paws... not a lot, but I was doing it behind the dogmom's back. You know, when she wasn't around mostly.

Then, I broke a tooth and went to Dr. Kate at Pet Crossing to get it fixed. While I was there, she found a fungus on my paws. She gave dogmom some medicine (ketoconazole) to give me for a month. It was yucky and I actually had to take it for two months. But, it made the yeasties on my paws go away.

Well... a couple of weeks ago, dogmom noticed that I had the dark spots on my toenails again when she was trimming them. Even though I wasn't licking very bad, she recognized that this was a sign that the yeasties were back.

So, we went to see Dr. Hollee at Pet Crossing. The slides didn't show any yeasties, but my toenails sure look like I have them. See?

The other sign is that the fur on the bottom of my paws is usually white. (Well, except when I run in the mud at Dog Pad and stuff.)

Anypaws, look what color my paw fur is now...

So... dogmom wants to know if you're paws itch now from reading this?

Wuf Ya!


Carrie ~ Gigi said...

Ouch! Oh you poor thing! Tell your DogMom she was tagged...

Harry said...

I feel your pain. I too have itchy paws, but I went overboard on the licking and biting and now I have to wear a stupid cone, be warned!!!

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Peanut said...

It made my paws itch

onecoatsam said...

You might try EMT, a collagen based gel (it also comes in a spray form) that has worked pretty well for us in what appears to be the same condition.