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my doggies paws need some help!
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rozsmith86 posted:
we were at the river yesterday and on our way back to our jeep my dog seemed to be limping on all 4 legs. when i checked her out, the pads on her pawa were peeling/ripping off! she didnt go anywhere that our other dog didnt go and i was in the water with them barefoot as well. what could have caused this? last night when we got back i soaked her paws in betadine, then used antibiotic cream, gauze, and horse tape to bandage all of her feet since it hurt her so much to walk. she pulled the "boots" off last night and is really hurting this morning, she also chewed the flaps off. is there anything else i can/should be doing?? i hate to take her to the vet when shes not bleeding but i will if you think its necessary. ive just never had something like this happen...
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Will Draper, DVM responded:
roz- I would definitely take her to your vet. She may not be bleeding, but her paws can become infected and I'm sure she's having more discomfort than she's letting on. If you haven't done so already, get her in to see your vet. Best to you and your girl.
Dr. Will


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