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Guest saltwaterron

Riley has sustained a cut on the bottom of one foot. apparently, she cut it while zooming around the yard. what is the best way to treat it?

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Guest Energy11

This is from our first aid presentation at Mt. Hounds. Hope it helps. Good Luck!.

 

One of THE most common injuries to your greyhounds are foot injuries. For torn pads, pulled or broken off nails, clean the wound with antibacterial soap and water, blot dry. Apply Trypzyme-V ointment or spray, or triple antibiotic ointment to the wound. Cover with a clean toddler sock (*usually shoe size 3-8.5), and tape the sock on loosely (*too tight will cut off the circulation to the foot ... you should be able to slide you pinkie finger between the tape and sock with ease) with tape, preferably, Transpore clear tape. Cover with a bootie. I use the high booties available from The Voyagers: http://www.k9apparel.com/index.php?manufacturers_id=5. Usually, a torn nail will fall off in a matter of days, but it is advisable to see your veterinarian for a course of antibiotics and follow-up for the injury.

 

 

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Guest scfilby

Where is the cut? On a pad?

 

What we have done in the past is to clean the wound and apply super glue. It stops the bleeding and seals out germs. Liquid bandage, etc.. works well.

 

 

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Guest spider9174

is it superficial?

 

if it isn't bleeding, i'd stick a baby sock over it and secure the baby sock with a piece of vet wrap. You can always put some neosporin on it, too. if it is still bleeding, put some neosporin on it, apply a guaze pad, use some surgical tape to secure it, and put a baby sock over it. make sure not to wrap too tight, he should be able to flex his paw easily.

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