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Old 06-13-2011, 01:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Saturday Sage scraped his paw pad. It wasn't bothering him at all. Today he is limping and will whine if he puts much weight on it.

It has been cleaned out and checked to make sure nothing else is in his paw causing pain. How long should I wait for it to get better before I should be worried?

This is the scrape, front left paw
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Old 06-13-2011, 01:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This happened to my dog once. He was all better after a week.
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Old 06-13-2011, 01:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i agree with the week. Riley scuffed his pad up pretty good jumping after bubbles one time and landed wrong so he slid. Had a pretty good scrape, blood all over the driveway. He was good a few days later no limping and a week after it happened he wasnt even phased when you prodded it.
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The pads can be a pain in the butt....
Many times they heal in a small amount of time....and they are good as new quickly.
Other times....they can continue to irritate the injury (by licking and exercise)...that it seams to take forever to properly heal.
Watch it....make sure he leaves it alone. Try putting some Neosporin on it at night (rub it in)....
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The pads can be a pain in the butt....
Many times they heal in a small amount of time....and they are good as new quickly.
Other times....they can continue to irritate the injury (by licking and exercise)...that it seams to take forever to properly heal.
Watch it....make sure he leaves it alone. Try putting some Neosporin on it at night (rub it in)....
Thanks Robin. I did clean it and put neosporin on it. He hasn't messed with it so I have it uncovered while I'm with him. He had stitches on his back paw a month or two ago so I still have stuff to keep him from licking it while I'm away. He has slept most of the day which I guess it good but also has me worried.
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Don't be too worried...it hurts!
It burns and is sensitive to pressure.....do he doesn't feel as good as he should.
Let him relax....it will heal faster. He's probably sleeping, because it's too painful to do much more of anything else....and when you're a dog, what else is there to do?? LOL.
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Halo has done this a couple of times. Usually she limps pretty good for a day or two, but soon she's back to herself, within a couple of days. The first time I brought her to the vet, but after that I don't do anything special. Each time she had a little flap of skin hanging from the pad, and it either dried up and fallen off on its own, or she bit it off, I'm not sure.
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Thanks everyone. He seems to be in better spirits today. Hopefully it is hurting him less.
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Unfortunately, due to Chance's cowhocked severity, this happens all the time. I keep it clean, use Gentispray to prevent infection, sometimes Vetericyn as well. Keep it clean and it should heal. If it gets reds and swollen, then a trip the vet.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Does anyone know if that Liquid Band-Aid stuff would work? Seems like maybe that would help keep dirt out. Just thinking "out loud" here...
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