Robin1017 Posted August 28, 2013 Share Posted August 28, 2013 (edited) This week, Robin's back end has been a bit worse than usual. He may have overdone it on Sunday during a walk where he tried to drag me around a pond but I can't help but worry, especially when it looks like he's favoring one side more than the other. I was checking out his back end, and I noticed his right back paw pad (the side he's favoring a tiny bit) has what looks a little like an abrasion or something. When I push on it with my finger, there's almost a depression there (hard to describe), and there is a tiny crack, maybe...(hard to see). That spot isn't as hard as the areas around it. Here is the spot. So I checked his other paw, and it doesn't have the abrasion looking part, but there are some pink spots. Also softer than the areas around it. I started thinking.....with his hind end getting weaker, he has been shuffling his back feet more. Could these be abrasions or "burns" from dragging his paws on pavement maybe?? Could these be painful, and at least part of the source of his weirdness back there this week? Am I a bad parent because I haven't noticed sooner? I don't really know, of course, but I'm feeling like maybe I should rub something into it in case it is sore. I have both Bag Balm and Musher's Secret here, but I haven't really used either on his pads more than once in a while, so I don't know if one of these would be a good idea or not. And if so, which one? Any thoughts? (eta: I am doing his nails tonight.) The patient: Edited August 28, 2013 by Robin1017 Quote Cathy & Calvin (DOB 9/18/13). Always missing my angel Robin (Abdo Bullard). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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