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Old September 9th, 2009, 10:22 AM
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Location: Mid Vancouver Island
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Both my dogs have had pretty severe gashes in their paw pads - from stuff on the shoreline. Bobby had stitches - Amber's didn't. I was fortunate to be at the beach when both happened so they both immediately got a salt-water soak. After that, I put socks on their injured foot, covered that with a plastic bag and off we went on our walks and such.

With Amber's cut, I put tea tree oil on it twice a day. When the cut was healed somewhat, I put bag balm on it. It did take a while for them to heal but with the sock and bag - held on with masking tape - things went well. I did come across a fellow at the beach who had made an amazing boot for his dog - he used a leather golf club cover!

Good luck!
Bobby - June 15/04 - Aug 30/11
Amber 6.5 yr Golden girl
Shadow 9 yr rumpy black ManxX boy
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