Ripped Pad

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  1. angie8023

    angie8023 I love my Sancho

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    I just noticed Sancho ripped a 1/4 inch of skin off his pad. I wont be able to take him to the vet until Monday. Is there anything I can do right now to ease the pain?
     
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    Is it ripped enough for stitches ?? There's always super glue . If it's a slice , not much could be done anyway except antibiotic salve .
     
  3. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    Super glue is a good solution, just make sure you use the GEL, not the liquid. Hold the pad in place and use just a thin bead around the edge, holding the wound together (making sure your fingers aren't glued to it!) You don't want any of the glue INSIDE the wound, just to hold the tissue together.
     
  4. angie8023

    angie8023 I love my Sancho

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    It's not deep at all. It's just a thin layer. I can tell it's bothering him quite a bit. Super glue? I have never heard of that. It wont hurt him?
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    Nope. Just don't get it in the wound. Super glue was originally developed for surgical applications!
     
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    Alimel I Live in My Dog's House

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    What about liquid bandaid? I have used this before on torn pads and it worked well. I had to spray bitter apple near the area so he would not lick it off before it dried.
     
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    When Strider gets cuts and tears I put a good diaper rash ointment on it.

    One of the "natural" ones, like Burt's Bees, or California Baby ones. They are extremely soothing, have a variety of oils with antifungal/antibacterial properties, and are nice and greasy which helps seal dirt out of the wound and keeps the skin supple so that it doesn't crack open again as it heals. We've had better success with them over regular antibiotic ointments and for pain control.
     
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    angie8023 I love my Sancho

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    My husband just suggested using the liquid bandaid. I wonder how much that would bother him. I'm such a wimp when it comes to using that on myself! I cleaned it out really well yesterday and wrapped it up. However, the bandage came off. The small piece of skin that was dangling off his pad is now gone. I cleaned it again this morning. Thanks for the tip about the burt's bees. With money being so tight right now I can't afford to take him to the vet:( Hopefully it will clear up soon.
     
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    Alimel I Live in My Dog's House

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    I have also used Polysporin or Neosporin which helps heal the tear.
     
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    My dogs have slipped their pads (top layer comes off and is flappy). I just left them alone and it resolved itself. Of course they looked like they were walking on hot coals for awhile.. poor guys.
     
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    If its really bothering him and depending on how bad it is:

    Spray area with an anti biotic or something simular

    Place sterile, non stick guaze pad on bottom of pad.

    Wrap with vet wrap
     
  12. angie8023

    angie8023 I love my Sancho

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    I ended up using a natural diaper rash spray that seems to be working just fine. I really don't know what I would do without all of the help everyone on this site has provided. Saved me another 100 buckaroos:)
     
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    Good to hear !!!
     

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