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Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
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Experience:  BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
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Hi we are in France on holiday. Yesterday our 1 year old gordon

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Hi we are in France on holiday. Yesterday our 1 year old gordon setter sliced a 1/2 inch off the corner of one of his pads. We don't know how. He was in and out of a lake just before it started bleeding. We have been dipping his pore in salted water. Do we need to see a vet? We r trying to avoid a visit as we will have to go to the vet before we leave for home and don't want him stressed! Many thanks lynds
Scott Nimmo :

My name is ***** ***** I am an experienced small animal veterinary surgeon, I will be very pleased to work with you today and will try my best to answer your question to your satisfaction.

Scott Nimmo :

This is a fairly common sort of injury and even when they are quite extensive they are rarely stitched but left to heal on their own.

Scott Nimmo :

If you were to wash it with warm salt water twice aday and then gently dab it dry with clean kitchen paper and apply any sort of human antiseptic then the chances are it will heal just fine.

Scott Nimmo :

If it is bleeding to any extent then bandage the area for a day or so but this sort of injury heals better if left open.

Scott Nimmo :

Of course some injuries like this do become infected and need antibiotics and a vet's visit so keep a good eye on things but with common sense remedies such as I have outlined the chances are that everything will be fine ...

Scott Nimmo :

I hope I have covered your question fully enough but if you would like further clarification or to talk things over a bit more then I will be on-line for the next hour or so and I will be more than pleased to continue working with you.



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