|10-21-2013 12:42 AM|
After Lisl cut a pad when she was very young I bought some of that Derma-bond for such an instance again.
When Lisl cut her pad I had to get her to lay down and roll over to let me look at it and clean it. I put a compression bandage on it and then wrapped it with sterile gauze and taped it. It bled for two days. The second day I took her to the Vet but the Vet said I'd already done everything he would have except for the Derma-bond. It was already too late to use that he told me.
I took the bandage off the third day and it had mostly stopped bleeding. I checked it several times a day and there was little to no playing in the yard; no fetch or chasing anything and no tug.
She healed up fine but scared me pretty badly when I found blood everywhere on the bathroom floor the night it happened.
The poor Countess:
|10-21-2013 12:04 AM|
|huntergreen||i have used dermabond a few times. since no vets are available, superglue would also work. this is only if he starts bleeding again after holding pressure on cut for 2 minutes.|
|10-20-2013 07:40 PM|
I find cut paws usually heal pretty quick and don't need any bandage. I always rest a dog for a few days when they get one. Just so they don't get stuff stuck in there or if they are limping on it.
To clean, I get a spray bottle and put in salty water and spray this into the cut. That will blast out any dust or what ever. Check there is no glass or object in there.
It is good to be able to put your dog on her side and check her out. I would practice this every few days regardless if the dog has something wrong or not. It is how the dog gets used to being handled.
Coax her in with food. Lie her down and then turn her over to her side. Even treat her on her side. Pretend it is a trick for the dog and teach her to lie on her side.
When they are on there side get them used to touching all parts of there body. Touch each nail and give them a good working over. Feet and ears are usually the sensitive areas.
Sometimes you need a bit of force to show the dog it can't get up while your checking it. Then release the force and relax the dog and carry on. The dog will get used to it.
Aim to keep it positive but matter of fact, you are in control and the dog needs to be examined sometimes.
This is why it is good to handle your dog a lot when it is young and get it used to being touched every where. Otherwise it will try to resist.
|10-20-2013 06:51 PM|
|Soundguy||Pads and foot injuries tend to bleed a lot.The first thing is to try and get some kind of compression bandage on it to stop the bleeding and keep her off of it as much as possible until the bleeding stops. Then you can access it and treat it accordingly.|
|10-20-2013 06:19 PM|
Anything I can do for a cut pad?
So I went and had a nap as I have been working so much that I have been averaging about 3 hours of sleep so took a nap this afternoon and when I woke up about 20 mins ago Penny was bleeding.
I can tell she has cut her pad/paw, now how she did it I have no idea but woke up to blood all over my flood and I could tell her front paw is cut as everytime she steps blood is left on the floor. My vet is closed on Sundays and there are NO emergency vets here. Is there anything I can do about her cut paw? She wont let me see it so when my mom gets home I will get her to help hold her so I can gauge how bad it is. Is there anything I can do for tonight? How can I tell whether or not she needs to go to the vet? She isnt really limping that I noticed.