bexie Posted October 24, 2007 Report Share Posted October 24, 2007 Molly cut her pad on her one back foot on the outermost toe about a week and a half ago. It was a clean cut and bled a lot. She did limp a bit the first few days, but nothing major. She tends to lift it when squatting, but otherwise use it normally. The thing is that we still get blood spots from it on the floor occasionally when she's been playing. She gets a round of zoomies once in a while (I didn't take her to the beach much last week because of the amount of summer guests so she'd a little less exercise than we'd like) and it ends when the cut starts bleeding again. She did this yesterday when DH was home and played a bunch with her. I just checked and the cut doesn't look inflamed at all (she does NOT like having me check it. we're going to have to work more on letting people check her out, but I think it is partly because it is sore. She's isn't this grumpy when we clip her nails). Should I worry that it is still not closed at this point? Should we be doing more with it? We did try washing it and using the skin healer we use for the horses, but keeping a bandage on is a challenge and then it stopped bothering her. But now I am wondering if I should worry when she can still rip it open so easily. I tried searching, but cut pad is too short. I did read back and found one old thread that recommended washing with betadine, but I don't have any on hand. I'm not sure how easily I can get a hold of something similar here and if it would make sense so long after the original injury. Molly doesn't seem bothered except right when she rips it open again, but I worry that she'll end up with a recurring injury that could last for months. Am I just being paranoid? Thanks! bexie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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