Bulldog Health Issues - Interdigital Cysts

 

 

Interdigital cysts (Interdigital furunculosis) are lumps that form between the toes of the Bulldog. This is an inflammation of the skin, not a true cyst, between the toes and can be caused by in gown hair, dirt and other foreign bodies like grass seeds stuck between the toes.

Interdigital cyst

 

Treatment

I have had dogs that were prone this problem. A very wise, long time breeder put me onto a simple and very effective treatment for the cysts. This treatment is Red Apple Cider Vinegar. It is very important that it made from red skinned apples. This vinegar has great antiseptic and antibacterial properties.


First check to see if there is a sign of a foreign body embedded in the cyst, and remove it with a pair of tweezers. Then simply soak the dog’s foot in a solution of 50/50 water and apple cider vinegar for a few minutes ensuring the cysts are covered by the solution. You should find that the swelling has gone down within a day. If not, repeat using a full strength solution.


I have always had great success with this treatment if you do not then there could be a foreign body lodged inside the skin, and you should take your dog to your vet.

Other uses for Red Apple Cider Vinegar

Red apple cider vinegar can be used topically on all sores and infections. It can also as an ear wash to minimise ear bacteria and consequent infections.

 

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