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Old 10-23-2014, 02:51 AM
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Mild pad cracks

Our new dog Sawney is getting on really well. He's enjoying having a nice life and he's behaving pretty well!

However, since we first adopted him I thought his paw pads looked in poor nick. He'd had some really rough living and they were the least of his problems at the time, and the vet kind of brushed off my concerns about them. She said all he needed was some soft living. But now they're bothering him a bit and I just caught him limping. Now he's sitting on his cushion licking his paws.

I've uploaded a few pictures of his paws so you can see what they look like.

They're not bleeding, just starting to crack. Can anyone give me any tips on how to stop them getting worse, and hopefully make them better?
(Of course I will take him to the vet if they get bad/worse, but like I said, when I pointed them out to her the first time she basically insinuated I was being overly fussy -_- )
Thanks for your time.
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:07 AM
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They look dry maybe there is something that will moisturise that could help. BUT im not a vet, don't put anything on especially lotions without consulting a vet because as you say he is licking his feet so could ingest it.

I don't know how a fungal or bacterial infection looks either. Hopefully the vet is right he just needs a bit of 'soft living' but you could call your vet's office and ask whether there is anything that could accelerate the process. You might not need a full on veterinary consult for this minor issue maybe just see a vet tech or a phone consult. To ask about lotions or treatments.

I did think maybe boots/socks could help protect the pads while they heal but sometimes that makes things worse. Some ailments need to 'breathe'. So its all just speculation on my part.

If I were in your shoes I would do a bit of research and ask around for 'home remedies' but before using them consult a vet.
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Cold pressed coconut oil. Does not matter is thy lick it its good inside and out.
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