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So I was walking Star the other day and she tripped. Took a nose dive into the pavement. I didn't think she hurt herself too badly but she had two scrapes on the top of her front leg. This was last Thursday. It is now Monday night and they are still bleeding. I'm not 100% sure what is causing this. She might be bothering them; she is bad about licking sores. But would she lick it till it opens and bleeds that bad? I walked into my bedroom yesterday and there were small puddles of blood all over the bed.

I also wonder if they aren't healing or closing because she can't favor the leg at all? All her weight on that one leg???

I'm not sure what to do and we are going to the vet tomorrow but thought I would see if anyone on here had any suggestions. The paw is wrapped for now and I have kept her with me so she doesn't tear it off but it can't be overly comfortable to have her only front paw wrapped up either?

Help!

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Streamer has a sore much like this that he acquired from playing in the yard somehow, he licks it and has caused it to take twice as long to heal. I fashioned a sleeve like the one shown in the thread about Wilbur (see below)

 

---first you said it is on the leg, then the foot, this may not help if it is on the foot. if it is you could use a baby sock with vet wrap at the top to hold it up and in place, just make sure it is not too tight

 

I don't know if this will help or not, but I will include a pic so you can decide.

I had a dog that was licking/digging at a wound and causing much distress. The wound really required it to be open to air flow, yet I couldn't keep the dog from worrying it. I created this sleeve with elastic at the top to hold it on. I included a slit up the side that I closed with velcro. This enabled me to open the sleeve and treat the wound with any topicals. I also lined the area over the wound (inside the sleeve) with a panty liner to absorb any fluid from the wound and this was also easy to change out.

Yes my dog did still try to fuss with it, but this along with a muzzle allowed for the healing to finally happen.

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Or you could muzzle her with a stool guard (or duct tape over the front of the muzzle will do in a pinch)

 

OK, Star is a tripod?? I am just guessing since you didn't come out an say that exactly..... if you put anything on her foot make sure she has plenty of traction so she will not slip :)

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Yes, they can lick until it bleeds. A lot of them do. The best thing to do in this case (I think) is to cover it. If you can put a t-shirt....or a long sleeve shirt...or a sock...or something over depending on where it is located, that would be best. I would clean it up and apply some polysporin/neosporin around the wound, and then cover it with whatever you can cover it with. They take time to heal. Tyah had a bite puncture about the size of a quarter on her flank and with her licking at it and the area....it took over 2 weeks for it to fully scab over and oozed daily in the meantime. Time and patience....

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Yes Star is a tripod. Sorry. Forgot to mention.

 

The sores are on the top of her foot. I did buy some booty type socks with traction but they don't fit snug and I'm so afraid she will trip over anything I put on that one good leg???? Or foot in this case.

 

 

 

Streamer has a sore much like this that he acquired from playing in the yard somehow, he licks it and has caused it to take twice as long to heal. I fashioned a sleeve like the one shown in the thread about Wilbur (see below)

 

---first you said it is on the leg, then the foot, this may not help if it is on the foot. if it is you could use a baby sock with vet wrap at the top to hold it up and in place, just make sure it is not too tight

 

I don't know if this will help or not, but I will include a pic so you can decide.

I had a dog that was licking/digging at a wound and causing much distress. The wound really required it to be open to air flow, yet I couldn't keep the dog from worrying it. I created this sleeve with elastic at the top to hold it on. I included a slit up the side that I closed with velcro. This enabled me to open the sleeve and treat the wound with any topicals. I also lined the area over the wound (inside the sleeve) with a panty liner to absorb any fluid from the wound and this was also easy to change out.

Yes my dog did still try to fuss with it, but this along with a muzzle allowed for the healing to finally happen.

000_0216.jpg

 

Or you could muzzle her with a stool guard (or duct tape over the front of the muzzle will do in a pinch)

 

OK, Star is a tripod?? I am just guessing since you didn't come out an say that exactly..... if you put anything on her foot make sure she has plenty of traction so she will not slip :)

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In that case a muzzle seems to be the safest way :) I would recommend buying some of these Pawz Boots but I am not sure how long they would take to get to you in the mail or if they would make matters worse by not allowing airflow to the cut.... She may just pull them off too.

 

Good luck :)

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