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Right Front Paw, Rear Pad

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Payton came up limping at the end of the trip to the dog park today. I took a look at the paw she was favoring (right-front) and found nothing. We came home, and I took a closer look in better light.


The best way I can describe this is that a piece of the rear pad on her right-front paw tore away. The area is about thumb-nail in size, and looks like it was a shallow layer, like a callas. There has been no blood and no complaining other than the limping, but she is getting around fine.


I will post a picture when I get my hands on a camera, but if anybody can give some advice on treatment based on my description, it would be much appreciated.

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She might have had a corn or callus that got torn off while playing. Or she could have abraded her pad on something at the dog park. If it's not bleeding or raw or open-wound looking, I might just rub some soothing cream (neosporin or Bag Balm) on it and cover it with a sock for a bit so she doesn't lick it too much. If she's still limping tomorrow a vet trip might be needed to make sure she didn't injure something inside her foot.


Hope she feels better soon!


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Arrow tore a little piece of his pad off on the pavement. I just keep it clean, as much as possible. It's growing back with no problems.

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Cooper does this to himself all the time. He likes to run onto the deck, at top speed, and sliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide to a stop just short of the glass patio door. He abrades his pads as a result.


The first time he did it, I dissolved Epsom salts in lukewarm water, and soaked his feet for a few minutes a day. Then I dried them, and applied a moisturizer (does not need to be medicated, but can be. Bg Balm works really well for this). Since then, we have had fewer problems, because his pads have toughened up.

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I wish I had a nickel for everytime my dogs have torn their pads. I wash the foot, use EMT Gel, give them a kiss on the nose and send them on their way.


Seriously, keep a watch and keep it clean. If the limping lasts for more than a couple days, then have your vet take a look.

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