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Old 10-11-2018, 02:54 AM
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Question My dog has a very bad blister on paw pad/need advice

Hello and thank you for your time. I have a bluenose Staffordshire Bull Terrier. About 2 months ago (Middle of summer) i took my dog for a walk on a hot day and i completely and irresponsibly took her for too long of a walk cause she started to limp a bit(I don't think her paws built up enough toughness for lack of a better word). About a week after that i noticed on the bottom of her front right paw pad was a small blister-looking wound. At this time it was no bigger than maybe 3 grains of rice side-by-side. I put neosporan on it every now and then and assumed it'd heal on its own. However every week it got a little bigger. At some point it started to heal and i thought i was in the clear and foolishly played with her a little too hard in the yard and caused the wound to re-open if you will. 2 months later and its grown to the size of a quarter and its a little swollen. It's very fleshy, sweaty and bleeds a little. I looked online for what to do and got some advice but i am hoping i can get some more help on here cause i am worried its only going to get worse.

I have been cleaning it gently with an anti-bacterial wound-wash liquid thing, pat-drying it with a napkin and putting anti-bacterial ointment on it. I created these little socks and put holes around the top and weaved a cotton thread in and out of it to give it a sort of shoe-lace thing so i can gently tighten it and it wont fall off. I put these on when i take her potty (i dont play with her anymore cause i am afraid it will only make the wound worse) and when she is walking around the house. I recently bought some gauze bandages and started to wrap it around the wound and put the sock over it. However over the past week or so the wound has been very sweaty. I know it has to be dry to heal and form a scab.

My main questions are: Is there anything else i should be doing? Is there anything i am doing wrong? Should i leave the bandage/gauze on all day even during the night or should i let it air out? If so, how long should i wait before changing the bandage. I feel like when i put on the anti-bacterial ointment and then wrap it all up, its not letting it dry up and form a scab and causing it to be very sweaty. So i am curious if i should not put ointment on it and just use the wash and then dry it with a cloth.

Please ANY advice/feedback will mean SO much to me. Thank you ahead of time and sorry for the wall of text. I just love her so much and i get so worried when anything happens to her.

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Old 10-11-2018, 05:35 PM
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Aw I’m sorry this happened. It sounds as if you’re trying very hard to help. I believe you should let it dry out a bit, maybe neosporin or aloe Vera, even coconut oil a couple times a day. I don’t think I’d bandage it unles she’s licking at it a lot or maybe even for walks like you said but do let it get air. I have used turmeric on wounds and it works nicely is she’s not licking it. It won’t hurt her but it needs to be a sticky paste for awhile on the wound. I do wish you luck, hard seeing our fur babies with ailments.
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Ok i will do that. And the reason i have been putting a sock on it is she tried to lick it once and i think it made it worse. So i am afraid of leaving her alone. So i will try only putting the sock on when i take her outside, and keep and eye on her as much as possible. Thank you for your feedback!
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I love how youve invented these socks that dont fall off, well done with your innovative thinking. I also love how concerned & attentive you are with your dog, it shows us that you know how to show love to your dog. These types of posts are always nice to read. Its ok if the dog licks it a little bit but not lots. Dogs saliva actually helps the healing of wounds. Once the blister bursts it will scab. If it gets infected & theres oozy puss you will need some meds from the vet.
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You could also try getting her foot in the ocean, the salt water can do wonders for a sore paw. Just be careful of the hot sand, if its too hot on your hand, its too hot for her paws. Black asphalt is also very dangerous in the heat. Dog shoes may also be something to consider. You could poss make your own with leather & shoelaces.
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Thank you for feedback! And yes i love her a lot!!!

I took her to the vet and the vet said it could be a tumor, but i don't think it is. The wound started out as a small cut, so i think its swollen. She prescribed a round of antibiotics and taught me how to wrap it. I check back in 2 weeks, if it hasnt healed a bit then they want to do a biopsy.

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