Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old February 21st, 2008, 07:29 AM
Anna_C's Avatar
Anna_C Anna_C is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Gwillimbury, On
Posts: 68
Do I need to take him to a vet???

Not sure what to do...Yesterday I was playing with my 4 month old pup in the hallway (it's capreted), we were playing fetch...After I got tired I noticed blood satins on the carpet, I checked his paws and discovered that on both of his front paws he injured(not sure what it's called) the soft ball above his paw...On one of his paws all the skin is completely off and on the other there half of it is in a form of a flap. He never let me know that this even happened, I cleaned them both with dilluted hydrogen peroxide and bandeged it up. He removed the bandages right away so I put a band aid on instead. It held on pretty well, now I'm not sure how I'll get the bandaid off since it's stuck to his hair and not sure if I shoud take him to a vet...It's not bleeding anymore and he walks fine on his paws...Please help!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old February 21st, 2008, 07:44 AM
jessi76's Avatar
jessi76 jessi76 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: U.S.
Posts: 2,510
it's probably not serious, but you can probably CALL the vet and speak to a vet-tech about at home care.

take the bandaid off - just do it best you can - you don't want that sticking to his fur much longer. don't use bandaids in the future.

GREAT that you cleaned it up! I would simply use a WARM clean facecloth and gently pat the area, let it air dry, then put a DAB of antibacterial ointment on. it's ok if the pup licks it off, just using a dab won't harm him if licked off. BUT do try to keep him distracted for a few minutes at first.

keep an eye on the scrapes, if they AT ALL look oozy - or red and puffy - or it's obvious the pup is distressed, go right into the vet. it's ALWAYS better to be safe than sorry.

be sure to keep both scrapes clean - simply dab w/ a warm clean cloth and air dry as much as you need to.

ETA - no need to cover the scrapes. they will heal much faster if exposed to fresh air. just be careful of the boo-boo's till they are all healed up. :-)

ETA - again... i'm not a vet. simply my own at-home practical advice. if you're unsure, please, DO go see your vet. a professional is always best.

Last edited by jessi76; February 21st, 2008 at 07:48 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old February 21st, 2008, 07:49 AM
Anna_C's Avatar
Anna_C Anna_C is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Gwillimbury, On
Posts: 68
thank you for the advice...should I not take him outside until it heals since the streets are filled with salt and I can imagine it will be very painful for him if the salt get into his cuts?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old February 21st, 2008, 08:07 AM
jessi76's Avatar
jessi76 jessi76 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: U.S.
Posts: 2,510
well is there any other place outside you can take him? grassy or snowy areas? I'd still take him out - put some antibacterial ointment on the scrapes prior to going out - it should act as a barrier temporarily. then, once back inside, clean the scrapes w/ warm water, and air dry. pups get all sorts of boo-boo's... just like kids. unless it's a serious injury, I'd stick to your normal routine.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old February 21st, 2008, 08:56 AM
Jim Hall Jim Hall is offline
Kitty pimp
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: paterson new jersey
Posts: 4,788
my ghetto shepard had that all the time when salt was down I would wash his feet thoroghly when he came in side some dogs are very sensitive to
any salt
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old February 21st, 2008, 09:13 AM
Anna_C's Avatar
Anna_C Anna_C is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Gwillimbury, On
Posts: 68
ok thanks...I called my vet and the only advice they gave me is to bring him in...figures...I'll just clean it daily and watch for any color change or liquid. Thanks everyone!

Last edited by Anna_C; February 21st, 2008 at 10:15 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:24 AM.