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Old 04-19-2016, 11:23 AM
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@Tuxi the first paragraph was specific to putting glue on to close the wound, the second was answering why it might take a while to heal. I should have quoted twice.

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After a good inspection of it last night it is definitely healing. I cant see any pink skin through it now at all. Her limp has most certainly lessened but I cant quite tell if its completely gone yet. Here are some pics anyway...



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Oh wow, thanks for the pics! That,s really interesting I didn't realize dogs can get callus and splits. Since it pretty much looks healed in terms of wound I'd ask the vet about a safe moisturizer with urea or glycerol for dogs to put on regularly to help finish the skin healing and to put on regularly to avoid future splits.
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Oh wow, thanks for the pics! That,s really interesting I didn't realize dogs can get callus and splits. Since it pretty much looks healed in terms of wound I'd ask the vet about a safe moisturizer with urea or glycerol for dogs to put on regularly to help finish the skin healing and to put on regularly to avoid future splits.
Someone earlier mentioned coconut oil, I think il try that and see how it works. Don't want to soften her paws up too much though as it might lead to more serious accidents if she stands on something dodgy.
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Coconut oil won't be as effective, because it doesn't have an active emollient quality. Asking the vet about an active emollient moisturizer (urea or glycerol content) shouldn't need an appointment so it shouldn't cost you anything to ring up and ask.

Passive emollient: oil that sits over the skin stopping water from escaping, sorbeline, olive oil, coconut oil.
Active emollient: destroys some sulfide bonds in the skin to allow water to be absorbed better by the skin.

I don't know if the ingredients are safe for dogs to ingest as they'll probably lick it off sometimes. If you go the coconut oil route it'll need to be several times a day and you'll have to be super careful about your dog slipping.
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@Tuxi The several times a day thing is until the current split closes not forever. Sorry I should have been more clear.
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Preparation H works well on many cuts, helps close them up. Horse owners and the vet is where I learned this, many years ago.
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I use coconut oil on the dogs and myself, it works great actually. It's also not greasy, unless you put too much on.
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I'm not saying it doesn't work on healthy to dry skin, in this specific case I'd say an active emollient would be the most appropriate treatment as long as it is safe.
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My skin is far from healthy, I have diabetes and very dry cracking skin. I also use it on cuts. All I know is that it really helps my skin and helps cuts heal faster. It also has antibacterial, anti fungal and antiviral properties. I'm not saying it's the best thing to use, I'm just saying that it works very well and can't hurt.
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