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Yesterday we started noticing small drops of blood on the floor but it wasn't until today we saw that her back right paw has a hole worn through one of the pads. She will be going to the vet next week, but in the meantime what should we do? I soaked her foot in epsom salt water for about 8 minutes but she still doesn't want to get up. Her walks have been short and not too strenuous so I'm not sure where that came from, but for now, we just need to know how to prevent anything worse.

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Jadine

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Keep soaking it every so often. Put some neosporin on it after and possibly a thick coating of Bag Balm to help protect the foot. If it's dry where you are outside you can put a sock over her foot, a baby sock fits nicely but any kind will do. Use a scrap of fabric wrapped around her leg to secure the top if you don't have any vet wrap (not too tight). If it's wet, try and do all the soaking and balming after she's come in and will be in for a while.

 

If you have some EMT Gel, this would be a good time to use it. If not, just keep the foot clean and dry as possible. If it's bleeding a lot, you may want to take her in to the E-Vet for a look to make sure there's no foreign body or deeper cut, and a professional wrapping.

 

On the other paw, my four get little nicks and cuts a bleeding scrapes on their feet/legs all the time and other than making sure its clean, we don't really do much else.

Chris - Mom to: Lilly, Felicity (DeLand), and Andi (Braska Pandora)

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Angels: Libby (Everlast), Dorie (Dog Gone Holly), Dude (TNJ VooDoo), Copper (Kid's Copper), Cash (GSI Payncash), Toni (LPH Cry Baby), Whiskey (KT's Phys Ed), Atom

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Muzzle her and tape up the bottom with duct tape so she can't get to it. Make sure it's just tight enough to hold on - she'll worry it more if it's too tight and bothering her.

Chris - Mom to: Lilly, Felicity (DeLand), and Andi (Braska Pandora)

35764734494_93de5b5963_b.jpg

Angels: Libby (Everlast), Dorie (Dog Gone Holly), Dude (TNJ VooDoo), Copper (Kid's Copper), Cash (GSI Payncash), Toni (LPH Cry Baby), Whiskey (KT's Phys Ed), Atom

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