Good Morning and welcome. I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
I feel so bad for poor little Lizzie! This must be quite painful. This does happen when the pads have not developed a good callus and she is taken for long walks on hard pavement or running more than normal. For this condition, I recommend applying a cortisone creme to her paws every 6 hrs. This wil also keep her from licking the paws making this healing slower. This can be purchased at the chemist and will relieve the discomfort as the callus forms or the new lad is able to grow in.
If this happens again, I would worry that Lizzie may be suffering from an autoimmune disease. Your vet can take a biopsy if a pad and this will be able to diagnose this and then treatments would be different.
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Just so I understand fully - you think that she will stop licking her paws if I put cortisone cream on them?
Also, did you mean "will relieve the discomfort as . . . the new PAD is able to grow in"?
Is it ok to put Sudocrem on her pads?
Sorry - last return to you, is it ok to use sudocrem (antiseptic healing cream, widely used in UK for nappy rash, etc). on her paws until I can get to a chemist for the cortisone cream? Thanks v much, Catherine