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They were at the dog park today and afterwards their dog started limping. They looked at her paws and noticed that both front pads have bits ripped off them so she has big round raw circles and she's limping and licking at them.
Anyone have any suggestions to help them? They rang the vet and all the vet said was to take her in for observation so I though I'd ask you lovely folk first.

thanks so much!
Cheers Sarah
 

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my guys tore their paw pads off on hot pavement a few summers ago. slipped out the front door and took off up the road. vet had me use acquafor ointment on them and wrapped them in socks with vet tape to secure them. they healed up in a few days.
 

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Tell them to go to the chemist & get a tube of Bepanthen nappy rash ointment. Sounds stupid I know but my vet gave me a tube for Holly when she had a stubborn eczema like rash on her leg one time. I had been treating her with Pyohex ointment from the vet & it was only the Bepanthen that finally cured her. Like the others said, make sure the feet are clean first. The best thing is a mild saline solution.

They might have to make an Elizabethan collar for her to stop her licking the ointment off. I made this one for Holly from a $5 wastepaper basket.

 

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Happened to Hannah the first summer I had her........all four were rubbed raw (running around on a hot tennis court.......oh stupid humommie!)

I was given an antibiotic spray that also deadened pain too I believe (from the vet).....& not "given", trust me.....I had to pay through the nose for it! I think Bactine or neosporin spray would probably do just as well.

I put on baby socks & then dog boots (socks made it harder for them to be pulled off by you-know-who).....& I had to restrict her walks/runs for a few days.

Amazingly, it was on the second day that I could see the leathery stuff was starting to grow back & cover her pads.....so it really only took a few days.:)
 
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