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Dog With Badly Infected Paw



Author: Peggy D.
Date: 10-05-2008
Views: 2,243
Word Count: 207
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 3146-OR

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One afternoon I discovered that my chocolate lab, Bosco had a badly infected back paw, and his foot was swollen to twice its normal size and was oozing lots of thick pus with a very foul odor. Upon closer inspection, I found that he had stepped on a very sharp wood chip that had been driven through his foot and up through the top of his paw. I began soaking his foot in warm water with Epsom salts mixed with Thieves essential oil for 10 min 2-3 times a day.

After soaking his paw each time, I irrigated the wound with a syringe, using alternately Thieves and Melrose. In addition to this, I gave him capsules of Inner Defense (contains Thieves, Oregano, Thyme and Citronella) alternating with capsules filled with Melissa (mixed with Hope).

After his 1st capsule of the Melissa mixture, the foul odor completely disappeared. After a couple of days of soaking his paw, the rest of the shard of wood came out and the wound quit oozing. Once this happened, I switched from Thieves to applying Melrose and Purification alternately and the wound quickly closed up and is healing beautifully. Bosco and I are so thrilled!


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