Check out this interesting article about interdigital cysts, “Dog’s Painful Growths Between Toes Removed by Laser”, by Beth Pieper. The article gives a comprehensive background on the condition and presents a case study where a 3-year-old Doberman pinscher was treated by Jason Pieper, DVM, of the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The Doberman pinscher had cysts between his toes on all four paws. Dr. Pieper used a flexible-fiber CO2 laser to safely remove the cysts. “Using the laser, Dr. Pieper was better able to visualize the cysts to direct the laser only to the diseased tissue.” Read the full article here.
For future reading another article on the topic of interdigital cysts treatment can be found on the Aesculight website, “Recurrent Interdigital Draining Tracts Treated with CO2 Laser Ablation” by David Duclos, DVM, DACVD.