Dog paw inflammation

What is dog paw inflammation?

Dog paw inflammation (pododermatitis) is a common condition that causes pain, redness, swelling, and other problems on the dog's paws.


Allergies to food, environmental allergens, or fleas can cause irritation and inflammation of the dog's paws.


Bacterial, fungal, and yeast infections can also cause dog paw inflammation.

Environmental factors

Walking on hot or cold surfaces, sharp objects, or irritating chemicals can also cause dog paw inflammation.

Redness and swelling

The most common symptom of dog paw inflammation is redness and swelling.


Dogs with dog paw inflammation may also experience pain, especially when walking or standing.

See your vet

If you think your dog may have dog paw inflammation, it is important to see your veterinarian for a diagnosis and treatment plan.

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