Inflammatory dermatitis of the interdigital spaces.
This is not a specific diagnosis since many underlying diseases can cause this dermatitis.
Erythema and pruritus of the paws.
Paronychia may be present in some cases.
It depends on the underlying disease causing the interdigital dermatitis.
No breed predilection.
Public health considerations
None, unless the dermatitis is caused by fungal infections such dermatophytosis Dermatophytosis (M. canisMicrosporum canis ) or sporotrichosis Sporotrichosis. In this case, cautionary measures should be taken to decrease contamination of the environment and infection of people/animal coming in contact with affected animals.
Depending on the underlying cause interdigital dermatitis can be an expensive disease to treat.
Numerous diseases can cause interdigital dermatitis. They include but are not limited to: