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Injured paw?
An_220950 posted:
A few days ago we noticed that Charlies paw was bleeding just a tiny bit. Since then I've been checking it, it hasnt bled again that I've seen. He does favor it a bit, and cleans it alot. We put hydrogen peroxide on it yesterday, and it did fizz up. He was not happy. I cant seem to see an injury, but I dont want to put pressure on his toes/extend his claws since it seems to hurt him. I've been smelling it, and up until now its just smelled like his spit from cleaning, but now it smells weird. Should I soak it in warm water and use the hydrogen peroxide again, and add triple antibiotic, or should I take him into vet? I am on a budget and concerned about price, but I dont want to neglect him and have it get worse.
Ponyrun2 responded:
First off, stop using the peroxide... it can cause more harm than good... warm soapy water is much better and less harsh on the wound... the peroxide could be why Charlie is bothering it so much... which could be why it still hurts him... using the antibiotic ointment will only really work if you also cover the injury... depending on how big (or small) Charlie is you could use toddler (human) socks to cover his foot...

It's up to you whether you can take him to the vet or not...
Ernie Ward, DVM responded:
Dog or cat? Regardless, whenever a pet is in pain, I advise you to seek help. Everything you've written points to infection at the least. Do your baby a favor and see your vet ASAP! Best, Dr. Ernie
charliecat2756 replied to Ernie Ward, DVM's response:
Ok thank you. Taking him in!


William Draper, DVM, better known as "Dr. Will," is a well-known small animal practitioner in the Atlanta, GA area. He grew up in Inglewood,...More

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