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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-06-2014, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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vet treatment for cut open hind paw?

Clay cut open his hind paw pad on Wednesday and its still not healing I put a bandage on it but took it off last night to let some air get to it he must have been licking it at some point because it now looks a little infected it's also quite deep(deeper than it looks) the photo I added isn't the best but I didn't want to mess about with it to much he's always cutting his paws on one thing or another I've actually never know a dog to cut its paws as much as my boy dose anyway this one seems to be bothering him more than any other time so just wondering if I should take him to the vets on monday the reason I'm asking is he's a bit sensitive about his back paws being messed with i'm actually the only one he's at total ease touching this paws so it's no problem for me to treat it but I'm not a vet so if anyone has any advice or tips I'd love to hear them sorry about the long post thanks for reading and and advice given

Clay (GSD) 07/07/2012.[CGC]
Honey (mix breed) 26/01/2003
Mai (meow) 30/03/2006

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-06-2014, 03:25 PM
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Poor boy!
Definitely take him to the Vet. That's a bad spot for an open wound.


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Take him to the vet. For the past nearly 3 weeks I have been pulling my hair out to get an incision on Orick's right hind paw healed where the vet removed a tumor (benign, but growing). She sutured it with the dissolving sutures, and within 5 days he popped it wide open. It was on the side of his foot, but the lower part went into the large pad. He also got it infected, and I started him on penicillin. The vet put staples in it after he opened it (bounding down 5 steps and spinning at the bottom). All this time I kept it covered, but not airtight (finally found a use for all those hospital no-slip socks my sister has been accumulating). Also had to wrap it in plastic when I took him out (leashed) so it didn't get wet. Along with the oral penicillin, I put Neosporin on it at least 2x day. The big thing with him was keeping him quiet enough that he didn't rip it open again, and I mean by running/jumping/spinning--I put a cone on him inside when I couldn't supervise him.

The staples are out now, and it is healing, but it has not been a fun ride. Just warning you ahead of time, lol. If his cut is deep, he needs the vet, and you will have to be persistent and diligent in getting it to heal!

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