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Sore foot pad

Freyja
August 5th, 2005, 10:10 AM
Hello all,

Lindy went for a run last night, and came back with a sore foot pad. It was bleeding a little bit, and it looks like the top layer of skin is worn completely away. It is a little hole about 1.5 to 2 cm in diameter. She is walking okay but she has been licking it a bit. Should I do anything or will it heal up on its own?

Luba
August 5th, 2005, 11:51 AM
Make sure there isnt anything in it...soak it in some warm water and a lil bit of salt then take a good look with a flashlight.

What was she running on rocks/gravel?

Freyja
August 5th, 2005, 11:56 AM
Yes, she went tearing down a gravel road. She is limping a little bit. I have taken a good look and it looks clean.

Luba
August 5th, 2005, 03:05 PM
If you can clean it with some witch hazel (i'm sure you have some;) )
then put some pure vitamin e on it every day. It should be okay, naturally keep an eye on it for infection or not healing properly.

BMDLuver
August 5th, 2005, 03:27 PM
A sign that it may be infected would be if in the next few days she develops a temperature.

Freyja
August 5th, 2005, 08:40 PM
Thanks!! She is favouring it a bit tonight. She doesn't like me to look at it, but it doesn't look any worse.

Luba
August 5th, 2005, 10:10 PM
Soaking in the salt water is a great idea :D

I hope it will be okay!