Guest KB_Legend Posted July 13, 2016 Share Posted July 13, 2016 I recently moved from Georgia to Kentucky with my greyhound Duke. Two days ago he was out in the fenced in yard and the neighbors shot off a bottle rocket (unexpectedly in the middle of the day or I wouldn't have let him out of course) he bolted ran through the gate in the fence (I had no idea he could get through) and booked across the neighborhood at full speed. After a tense search, and some help from neighbors I found him happy as a clam rooting through some brush by a drainage ditch on the opposite side of the neighborhood. Now his pads on his paws have some skin peeling off and are pretty raw from running on the street (I'm assuming), and he will barely put any pressure on the one foot that is the worst. He will only get up to eat and go outside to poop and even the food takes a little coaxing sometimes. Money is really tight right now from the move so I'm trying to avoid a vet visit if at all possible. My question is this, I have been spraying the pads on his paws with an antiseptic I already had from the vet to prevent infection and I've checked for cuts or anything stuck in his paws, Does anyone have any experience with something like this? If I keep his paws clean and he continues to stay off of them will that skin heal and toughen up, or am I being irresponsible by waiting for a few days to see if he shows improvement? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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