Injured pad at dew claw. Remove dew claw?

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Old 11-15-2009, 09:58 PM
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Injured pad at dew claw. Remove dew claw?

Hey. So today we took pur dogs to the dog park. All had a great time and there was absolutely no signs of an injury. A few hours after we get home i was petting my boy on the front of the chest and felt some of those little bur type things that like to get caught up in there hair. So we got him to lay down and started removing the burs. As I was checking his legs I noticed a little blood at one of his dew claws. Apon closer inspection in some good light it apears that the surface of the pad just below the dew claw has been ripped off. I got a clean wet cloth and cleaned up the area. The dog didnt react to the area being cleaned. I have noticed any behavour in favor of this area. There was nothing that would have led me to this problwm other than visual inspection.

Anyways I am wondering if I need to do anything with about this other than keep it clean and just let it heal. Also wondering if having the dew claw removed is a good idea? Any help is apreciated.

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I would STRONGLY suggest the vet for this-an injured dew claw can be very serious. Please keep us posted!
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Old 11-16-2009, 12:45 AM
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The claw it self is not injured. Sorry if I indicated it was. However it is just the padding below the claw. It is like the padding on the bottom of the foot. I think he just kinda skinned it if ya know what I mean. However i dont know if it requires a visit to the vet. I will call the Vet tommorow and find out more from them. In the mean time I thought I would ask on here if anyone had any experience with this tpe of thing,

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i've not personally experienced this...but i've been around working dogs a lot and it is not uncommon for them to even rip a dew claw off completely...

personally, i wouldn't panic about the injury, but i would keep the area clean, make sure the dog isn't licking the area incessantly and i would give the vet a ring as well...
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The claw it self is not injured. Sorry if I indicated it was. However it is just the padding below the claw. It is like the padding on the bottom of the foot. I think he just kinda skinned it if ya know what I mean. However i dont know if it requires a visit to the vet. I will call the Vet tommorow and find out more from them. In the mean time I thought I would ask on here if anyone had any experience with this tpe of thing,
Sorry sounded like the whole thing ripped off Yes-I wouldn't worrry-phone the vet just in case But doesn't sound like too big of a deal. Try to keep him from licking and put some poly or neosporin on. Also we had success with liquid bandage (I wouldn't put it on yet-in case your vet wants to see him-it stays on quite a while-its actually superglue ) but if your vet thinks you can treat at home, you might try the liquid bandage to keep him from licking and getting it infected
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front or back foot?

Traditionally back ones are removed as dogs break them all the time. On the front tho, i would just let it heal
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Well... Fizz's injury is healing nicely. Thanks for the input guys. Just wasn't to sure hoe seroius this might be. Tried this spray on bandage type stuff and seems to be keeping it nice and clean. Hard to keep him from licking it after it is aplied but dooing good.
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Mickey your in Edmonton right? Have you been to G&E pharmacy (it's on whyte ave - G & E Pharmacy - Google Maps
They sell Elizabethean collars (the one's vet put on) for cheap.

We finally had to 'buck up' and put one on Mikey so his paw would heal. About three days of the collar and it was good again.
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What's this colar? Have never heard of em. Will have to look it
up I guess. Yeah I need to. Heck out g&e. The girl friend has been there once or twice.
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Elizabethan collar-it's just that cone they put on at the vet. It really is the only way to keep them from licking



For more money you can buy a soft one like this-they work the same way but dont' limit vision and are softer AND cute patterns

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