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I saw streaks of blood in the cage (c&c with fleece) and noticed that Layla’s heels seem to have been chafing against the fleece possibly? Her foot itself looks like it had been bleeding a bit but not much at all. What can I do to help disinfect and heal the skin on her feet?
 

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I saw streaks of blood in the cage (c&c with fleece) and noticed that Layla’s heels seem to have been chafing against the fleece possibly? Her foot itself looks like it had been bleeding a bit but not much at all. What can I do to help disinfect and heal the skin on her feet?
Please have her vet checked; that sounds unpleasant! She may need an antibiotic in case she has been sitting on soiled bedding before you have noticed to prevent foot infection (bumblefoot).

You can disinfect with sterile saline solution from any pharmacy or make it at home by mixing 1 teaspoon of salt into 250 ml/half a pint of boiled cooled water.

Consider whether you are using too much washing powder and/or want to try an extra rinse cycle.
 
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