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Faith cut one of her pads this morning and i'm trying to figure out how to or if i should treat it at all.

it doesn't seem to be bothering her, she's putting weight on the foot and isn't really cleaning it excessively or anything like that.

but, we keep seeing little blood splots on the floor where she's walking and i'm wondering if i should try to bandage it up.

her vets are closed today, but i can always call the emergency vet if it gets bad (i don't expect to have to do that).

anyone have this before? what did you do?
 

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You're dealing with pads and I'm dealing with the ear. I seem to remember Faith having an ear injury that bleed a lot. What did they have you do. Maybe you can do the same for the pad?
 

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for her ear we brought her to the vet b/c the amount of bleeding freaked me out. i've since learned that it's normal for ear cuts to bleed that much.

for her ear, they cleaned it out and wrapped it. the wrap didn't last that long - she was constantly trying to get it off and then constantly trying to get the cone off (the cone that was supposed to prevent her from getting at the gauze :doh: ) we finally left the bandages off and she fell asleep right away. the only other warning we got about it was not letting her flap her ears too much b/c the cut could break open again.
 

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Chance has had the issue apply pressure to stop the bleeding then maybe you could place a small fabric bandage on the pad usually I do a bandage just to keep it clean and it will help stop the bleeding
 

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Try to clean it, and wrap it with vet wrap. Make sure she doesn't try to lick it. If it doesn't get better take her to the vet tomorrow. They might need to prescribe antibiotics for infection.
We had a bad incident a few years ago with torn pads and I can't remember if we were instructed to put ointment on it or not--since keeping it moist and wrapped is not a good thing. Maybe someone on the forum has an idea.
When the pad is healed you might try Mushers Wax to keep it protected when walking outside. We use it on our tender pawed Toby.
 

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I have that stretchy stick to itself bandage. I'll bet that might work for her pad. I wonder if you can glob ointment on it. I know when one of the kids ran into something at the store, globs of ointment stopped the bleeding. It wasn't on a paw or foot though.
 

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just clean it and apply some neosporine (NOT the kind with pain relief). Try to prevent her from licking it or aggravating it. At the same you you want it to touch air so it will scab over so you don't want to keep it wrapped 24/7.
 

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Oh, poor Faith

My first golden needed to have her foot wrapped, once, and I used a child sized sock to cover it and held it on with some of the medical adhesive tape but I think that the stuff Kimm is talking about would work better over the sock because it would be easier to change it. When I took her out I put a baggie over it to keep it dry.
 
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