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Amt6121 11-12-2012 12:16 AM

ripped pad on back of paw
We went to the dog park today and let Brutus run. When we came home I noticed something dangling from his paw. I went to look at it and it was torn with a piece of skin dangling from it. I cleaned it really good with soap and water and have been watching it.( which by the way made me cry when he started crying in pain):(. He isn't limping and it just looks like the top of the skin came off. I also put a little neosporin on there. Is there anything I can do to make sure he doesn't keep licking it? or is there any signs of infection that I need to watch for? I saw a little bit of blood on his fur after we had gone to the store about an hour later. I plan to keep cleaning with soap and water and making sure he doesn't get into anything dirty.

Thanks in advance,

PatchonGSD 11-12-2012 12:40 AM

Can you post a pic? Probably just keep an eye on it and keep it clean.

NoVAGSDGuy 11-12-2012 12:59 AM

I had the same thing happen a few months ago. My vet trimmed it, and said keep it clean, and use Desitin to give it a barrier. Only problem is then you get desitin tracked everywhere. During the day I put it on and then stuck a sock over her foot....She was good as new in no time. But she must have been in a lot of pain for a day or two, because she was acting like she was drugged....

huntergreen 11-12-2012 08:49 AM

happend with kyra, cleaned it with betadine and covered with crazy glue. worked for us, but hers was more of a cut.

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