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We did a five-mile hike yesterday with semi-rough terrain. I think we might have overdone it, because Henry's pads are cut-up. He's having a really rough time walking today. There were a few spots where small parts of the pad were torn and just hanging there. I clipped the dead skin away, flushed with chlorhexadine, and applied ABX ointment. Is there anything else I can do to help him? Would a Therapaw be appropriate? Or is there a specific ointment I should run out and get?

 

ETA: These are more blisters than actual "cuts." The photo isn't Henry, but this is almost exactly what his foot looks like:

 

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I think you should definitely use the therapaw when you go outside. And maybe inside if he licks. And keep him off his feet as much as possible for a few days. Poor guy! :kiss2

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My hounds have done this lure coursing, and even just running at the park on dry ground. Therapaws may help with comfort while walking for the first few days. I don't really do anything to treat these. And this is the one injury that I don't even try to prevent licking. They're usually much more comfortable after 2-3 days, and are usually completely healed up within 10-14 days.

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Our Odie had a similar injury. We used Wound Honey and kept it wrapped for the first few days and once it started to heal we left it uncovered. We did put a boot on him when he went for a walk to keep it clean.

 

Hope it heals soon!

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Just seeing this. Joe does it a lot when he runs at Mary Pat's. I use non-stick pads and vet-wrap for a couple days, with Paws booties to go outside, then graduate him to a sock. He's a pretty serious licker, so wounds have to be covered. Oh, and Rimadyl. I believe in drugs.

 

Hope Henry is feeling better today.

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