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Somehow Philo cut her front right middle paw pad on some glass. The cut is pretty big and we have
been cleaning it out with hydrogen perioxide. Does anyone know of a product that might help the wound
heal faster? We haven't been taking her for walks and she is going crazy with pent up energy.
 

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For some reason, my dogs seem to be prone to this one! I clean it with peroxide or some antiseptic stuff. Then put on a glob of polysporin, wrap it in gauze and then wrap that in vet wrap (you can get a roll from your vet, costs about 5 bucks or so depending.) Keep it wrapped during the day and while you go out on walks (if she's at home alone all day, and will tear it off, you can buy some bitter apple spray and spray it on it so she won't). I tend to let it air out at night so it can heal. Will probably take a couple days, but keep looking at it and assess it from there. As long as it stops bleeding and she can walk on it with out it bleeding, you can probably discontinue the wrap.
 

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Though I'm not sure what product to use, DEFINITELY stop the hydrogen peroxide. That should only be used once, the first time you clean it, to kill off all the bad stuff. If you continue to use it it kills off the good bacteria so the cut can't heal.

There are different creams out there that people use on the paw pads of dogs who tear them open often, but I don't know what they're called nor if you can use them on deep cuts or if it's just for paw pads that wear away. Hopefully someone else has that info, I just wanted to let you know about the hydrogen peroxide.
 

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Kallie cut her paws from running on the concrete. We kept putting Neosporin on it and they were better in a couple of days. She would walk on it to go get food and use the bathroom but other than she stayed laying on the couch. She knew that it would hurt when she walked so she just stayed off her feet for a few days until she was better. We didn't wrap them in anything but it might help the healing process quicker. Hope this helps
 

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Take this for what it's worth, but I use superglue on cuts that won't stay closed. On me (fingertip cuts especially) on dogs, even on a horse that had gotten tangled up in some barbed wire. As long as it is pretty dry, and one or both ends are left open a tiny bit for seepage, and it does not involve a blood vessel, then it's safe. My old school vet would use it on places that an animal may lick or worry the sutures out.

Google Nexaband.
 

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CowBella said:
Take this for what it's worth, but I use superglue on cuts that won't stay closed. On me (fingertip cuts especially) on dogs, even on a horse that had gotten tangled up in some barbed wire. As long as it is pretty dry, and one or both ends are left open a tiny bit for seepage, and it does not involve a blood vessel, then it's safe. My old school vet would use it on places that an animal may lick or worry the sutures out.

Google Nexaband.
I know they are doing this in hospitals now instead of stitches sometimes too. I have heard it stings when you put the glue on. Maybe i'll try that on the next pad cut (and trust me...there WILL be a next one! lol)
 

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Though I'm not sure what product to use, DEFINITELY stop the hydrogen peroxide. That should only be used once, the first time you clean it, to kill off all the bad stuff. If you continue to use it it kills off the good bacteria so the cut can't heal.
VERY true!!!!!!
 

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Thanks for the suggestions everyone! The cut is healing well....does anyone else's dog love to lick the neosporin or is
mine special...what a weirdo!! We are keeping her off the concrete and she seems to be doing well. We did discover
that is takes approximately 5 min for Philo to rip off and eat, a 4x4 gauze rapped with tape, covered with a canvas booty
for hiking dogs, covered by a sock and more tape. I guess she is not one for bandages....naughty monster!
 

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havoc said:
Somehow Philo cut her front right middle paw pad on some glass. The cut is pretty big and we have
been cleaning it out with hydrogen perioxide. Does anyone know of a product that might help the wound
heal faster? We haven't been taking her for walks and she is going crazy with pent up energy.
Hello I would say if the wound is very deep you should take her to the vet to make sure everything is ok...
 

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Take her to the vet if it doesn't stop bleeding. We waited one day with Abby and we were lucky she was alright because she lost so much blood. But Abby ended up needing 7 stitches and a bandage on her paw. It was such an awful time, and took forever for it to heal.
 
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