Hey guys, So I was a total idiot earlier and let Spy run after a toy on concrete... I have not noticed any blood, limping, or signs of pain but when playing with his paw tonight in bed I came across this: photo-11 by EJWeeks, on Flickr Needless to say I feel really bad about it and can't believe I just noticed now, hours later... Anyway, the reason I am posting is because I want to know if I need to go to the vet. I've done a bit of reading online and from what I can tell, a lot of people say you don't need to go because all the vet can really do in these cases is apply some topical antibiotics and wrap it up in bandages. One of the home treatment methods suggested was to bathe the foot in epsom salts, apply some neosporin and bandage (not too loose, not too tight) for the next two weeks. If things look like they are getting worse or becoming infected, THEN call the vet. Does this sound like a bad idea? I actually think the picture makes it look a bit worse than it is, but essentially the pad is ripped and a bit of the skin is loose and still hanging over the wound. As far as I can tell, no blood, limping or obvious signs of pain. If the injury really does need to be dressed properly by a vet obviously I will take him in, but I was just hoping that this kind of injury could be dealt with at home. Unfortunately, our wallets are still recovering from Tucker's vet bills over the past few months so I guess I am hoping to save myself a trip to the vet if it's not necessary. Thoughts?