What can I do for my dog to help her ripped paw pads heal?

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Yesterday my lab was playing outside and started limping. I went over and looked and she had ripped a piece of skin off the pad on both of her back paws. Her paws didn’t bleed at all and we made sure they were clean and are trying to keep her off her feet as much as possible. Is there anything else we can do to help them heal faster?

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    4 Responses to “What can I do for my dog to help her ripped paw pads heal?”

    1. brenda says:

      If you can’t afford to take your dog to a vet (understandable), apply a triple antibacterial cream. Wrap them lightly, in a gauze. Purchase a cone from your local pet store. Still cheaper than a vet visit!!

    2. Patient Paws says:

      Keep the injury clean with peroxide and alcohol, treat it with antibacterial cream and do what you can to prevent her from reopening it.

      Booties can be purchased from any store that sells pet supplies, she’ll hate them at first [most dogs do], but it will keep her pads cushioned and allow the injury to heal.

      It is a good idea to have it checked out by a vet if it doesn’t start to heal within the next few days. To prevent this from happening again, keep her pads moisturized, there is pad-specific lotions that you can apply daily for this.

    3. Corgi Girl says:

      You need to take her to the vet., if it’s deep. If its not, follow Patient Paws’ advise.

    4. J☆H says:

      Try and soak them in warm water with a little bit of salt and keep them dry.
      You may be best just dipping a towel in the water and wiping them,do not wipe on the cut and always wipe in a motion going away from the cut.
      If there is no blood and it is just on the surface and not too deep, it will dry up and fix itself.

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