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I noticed today on Jaspers back leg (pad on paw) was raw (missing some skin (most likely from walking on hard surfaces).

I cleaned it up using some hydrogen peroxide and some Witch hazel.

I also put some Neosporin on it (and covered it with a sock).

It is really wet here, so after his bathroom break, I had to basically re do everything (just wiped it off this time real well.

I was going to search today on line and elsewere for some swimming boots/shoes for dogs (they are like hiking type boot/shoes), don't know were to get them at.

Does anyone know the name of them, and can anyone explain the best way to treat Jaspers open pad on his paw (basically is missing some skin, and he is limping on it (so no walks until it heals.

Thanks.

I put the sock on it so he wouldn't like the Neosporin/and to keep it covered. He doesnt have a problem with the sock on either.
 

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Poor Jasper!

http://www.ruffwear.com/Products;jsessio...34Pa38Ta3aKa3f0 has some boots. I don't know how they are, but their other stuff is great.

Muttluks also makes some.

Of course a plastic bag over the sock also works!

I am not sure the best way to treat. Just check the other pads too and be aware that sometimes it can be indicative of other issues (zinc deficiency, skin/immune disorders). But I am sure it is just overuse.
 

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http://www.seniorpetproducts.com/product/dog-shoes-all-p1405.html?&parent=253

http://www.gearfordogs.com/pages/Dog_Booties.shtml

It took Dublin a LONG time to get used to them he HATED wearing them - and at first we had to hide our snickering- he would shake his feet and walk as if he had flippers on........

For now......if needed try some horse wrap (go to local livery or grain shop) wrap then in a plastic bag then horse wrap (change as needed....keep unwarapped when in the house at night while you are at work etc...if it gets bad - call the vet there are some topicals that can help as well.....
 

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LOL, Kate that is so funny, the "flippers" part
(the priceless looks that GSD's give are just so funny.

Jean and Kate, whether it's the Ruffwear, or whatever, can they wear those on all walks.

I know the German police dogs in Germany now wear shoes on duty, due to the conditions of the streets.

I will need to shut down Jaspers walks for the next few days until things heal up.

Jaspers daily walks consist of half on ashpahlt/half on soft trails.

The asphalt is not that hot, it's within (under trees at the park) were I walk him.

I am just real careful on the soft trails, because there are a ton of Copperheads, and until my sling comes off, I can't use my hiking staff.

I just need to get this open wound healed first, always something
 

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Jack, what about a Liquid Bandage? My vet had me using the type for humans on my last senior's open wound. Your phramacy would have it, it sprays on. You watch the dog afterwards, keeping them in a down-stay until after it dries. Maybe your wife can pick it up from the drugstore for you to try on Jasper?
 

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Thanks Patti, I will give the dw a call and have her pick it up on the way home (on abit too many pain meds to leave the house today), thank you
 

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Hey Jack, I was always under the impression that witch hazel isn't ok for open wounds. This thread says the same thing.
http://www.recoveryourlife.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4670

So does this.

http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/167045

If you have pure witch hazel (like from a health food store), apparently it's ok for for wounds. Otherwise, if you're using the drug store stuff, it's not. It burns the skin. Just FYI

Also, Neosporin *can* sting like the dickins when you put it on open sores, depeding how deep the wound is. Ouch! I love Neosporin, but it does burn just a bit upon application. If you're going to the store, get some Neosporin Plus, the pain relief kind. It doesn't sting. It's nice and sooooooooothing.


Can you tell I hurt myself a lot????
 

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I like the Liquid Bandage idea, if the wound it's covering is clean. The first layer of LB does sting, though, so get ready for some complaining. Additional layers don't sting, or at least not as much. I don't think LB will stick if ointment (like Neosporin) has been used recently.

If you can find it locally, R-7 Liquid Bandage Spray is made for dogs. It is non-stinging, and is bitter flavored to discourage licking/biting. Your vet or a pet store may have it, or something similar. (I got it online, but would have to check to see where.)
 

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I bought some liquid bandage, thanks Patti, and some boots (no one had the ones Jean posted), so I bought the best ones I could find.

LOL, Kate, Jasper acted like he had a Flipper on as well, but oh well
(he settled quickly, and was fine)

Jean, I am going to order those ones you posted, I had seen those before, they seem to be the best.

I will get on line, I called all the local shops from the shop finder, and no one had them.

Thanks everyone.
 
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