Dog Pad Question

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Benning Boy, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    Dog has a nick on his pad, starts bleeding when he walks. It's small, but I worry about the guy.

    Anybody have a remedy?
     
  2. Wheelspin

    Wheelspin New Member

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    As crazy as it sounds the vet we took our cat to used superglue on a cut in his pad. They said it dries fast, holds the wound closed and just falls off with the dead skin later. :eek:
     

  3. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    Okay, worth a shot....
     
  4. collegekid20

    collegekid20 New Member

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    thats a sound treatment as the original use for some superglue was for a quick wound sealer in the field. thats why it sticks to your hand so well.
     
  5. Wheelspin

    Wheelspin New Member

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    Just make sure there isn't anything in the wound before you seal it up!
     
  6. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Rub his pads down with some Bag Balm for a few weeks. See if that helps soften them up a little.

    The Original Bag Balm
     
  7. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    Do I want them softer? He does alot of road work.
     
  8. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    What kind of dog is it? I get some coon hunting catalog infrequently that has rubber dog boot, 2 or 3 different sizes. For sled dogs we use booties made of polarfleece with velcro around the top. I was going to suggest superglue my ownself, but was too late. Maybe supergle, then a layer of Shoegoo to coat it.
     
  9. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Does it bother him much? I would say try the super glue and just keep an eye on it and let it heal. It may take it longer to heal since he walks on it and keeps opening up but as long as you keep it clean it should be fine.
     
  10. cpttango30

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    Don't your feet ever get dry and cracked? I know mine do... I have been known to take an old pair of socks and slather my feet in bag balm and go to sleep that way after about three nights my feet are nice and soft for a long time.

    Bag balm was created to stop cow teats from getting chapped from all the milking. If you don't have bag balm in your BOB you need to get some. I have like 5 cans of that stuff around the house. Not only does it help with dry skin or chapped dry cracked parts of the body it has antibacterial properties to it as well. I am telling you this is the only animal product that the FDA inspects for human use. Another good lotion to have on hand is Corn Huskers that was invented to help heal the hands of the people shuckin corn because they would get all the small cuts from the edge of the corn leaves.

    You don't want your pup to have hard dry pads because they crack. In the winter I always recommended to my clients to get some boots for the dog because the salt on the roads and sidewalks reeks havoc on a dogs feet. Benning I know you was in the military the number one thing they teach you is take care of your feet.

    PetEdge: Guardian Gear Dog Boots
     
  11. Yunus

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    Superglue like others have said, I've done it for my dogs in the past. But also keep him off cement and other hard surfaces if possible until it heals. It will heal faster walking on dirt and carpet than cement and blacktop.
     
  12. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Go with the superglue. My wife uses on her fingers all the time. If the dog has to be on rough pavement immediately, then put a boot on the foot for a couple days. I used the boot on my dog when his paw split. He was a little annoyed with it at first, but got used to it quickly.
     
  13. WDB

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    I've used moleskin, it's the stuff you use when breaking in a new pair of hiking boots to cover the blister you get. It sticks great, pads the wound a little
     
  14. supergus

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    You could also try styptic sticks. Basically it's a small stick with a coagulate on it. Once it mixes with blood it stops the bleeding instantly. If you cut your own pet's nails, the styptic sticks are a must have if you cut the quick by mistake.
     
  15. orangello

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  16. suprdave

    suprdave New Member

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    That will hurt a dog! I used them ONCE on a little cut that wouldn't stop bleeding. Stung like a MOFO!

    Use the superglue. No pain!