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Dr. Susan
Dr. Susan, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 6785
Experience:  8 years of clinical experience with specialty in veterinary pain management, urology, and geriatrics
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Split on foot pad

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Split on foot pad
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Susan :

Hi, I can help you with your question today.

Dr. Susan :

Paw pads are notoriously difficult to heal since the dog is consistently bearing weight on the surface, disrupting the healing process.

Dr. Susan :

I recommend washing the area thoroughly with mild soap and water.

Dr. Susan :

After that, apply a thin layer of New Skin (liquid bandage). This may sting for a short time. The liquid bandage will harden and protect the wound from dirt and infection.

Dr. Susan :

If the wound is small enough, the New Skin may even act as skin glue to keep the edges together and promote healing.

Dr. Susan :

Please let me know if I can answer further questions. I am happy to continue until I provide the service that you seek.