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Earlier this evening, as I was getting ready to leave the house WITH the dogs, instead of running to the car like they always do, they fired up the street like they were chasing something,I hopped into my Jeep to find them, and I found them in about 5 or 6 minutes,but they covered a LOT of ground in that time frame. They were both very winded,and jumped right into the Jeep without incident. I now have two Goldendoodles laying here,BOTH of them with torn pads on their front feet. Seamus wore holes on both and Phinnian is missing skin on one and has a flap of skin hanging on the other paw. Phinn  is limping from the pain, and Seamus looks like he's walking on his tip toes!

Does anyone have any advice as to what to do to for these two goofballs? I've never run into this problem before....

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Comment by Lois - Izzi on October 29, 2011 at 2:19pm
How are the puppies paws after a couple of weeks???
Comment by Laurie, Nug & Puk on October 18, 2011 at 6:38pm

They pretty much just have to heal. keep their feet clean and I think Andrea put Gracie's little winter booties on her when it happened. Just make sure they do not get an infection.

Ouch that has to hurt. Little monsters

Comment by Tania Conconi on October 14, 2011 at 4:14am
Hi Seamus and Phinn!
How are you today? I hope you feel better!
Cheewbe hopes you're recovering!!!
Comment by Bruce Anderson and Ginger on October 12, 2011 at 4:49pm

Wow...didn't know pads could be so easy to cut.  Must be the concrete, huh ?  Hope they heal soon !

I echo Jan...when Ginger and I walk, sometimes she gets sticker burrs in her paws.  She just sits and looks at me for help.  Never had one torn up, though...hope never have one.

Thoughts go out to Seamus and Phinn....

Comment by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant on October 12, 2011 at 3:11pm
I know Andrea went through this with Gracie.  I know she had socks on her.  Hope all goes well!
Comment by Tania Conconi on October 12, 2011 at 3:15am

I'm sorry to hear about this mess! Hope they both fell better soon!

But don't worry, these wounds will recover fast enough.


Comment by Pedro & Alessandra on October 12, 2011 at 12:40am
So sorry to hear that Michelle! Scary! I believe that polysporin on their pads or maybe a slight rub of tea tree oil will help with healing and as an antiseptic. I hope they feel better quick and mostly, that they don't run out like that again. Loving paws from Pedro.
Comment by Lois - Izzi on October 11, 2011 at 10:53pm
rereading below:  I should have added that the pads will begin to dry out (deadening the feel of fresh tissue)  Tomorrow is probably ok to cut the area off so as not to do further damage to healthy area of paws.
Comment by Jan, Lily & Nessy on October 11, 2011 at 10:51pm

When Lily tore the skin on her front paw pads, I removed the hanging skin because it had hardened and was causing more of an irritation.  

I washed her paws, and put kid's socks on both feet.  At first she wasn't too fond of the socks, but it didn't take long (one walk) for her to realize they felt better than bare feet.   When one of the socks would slip off, she'd stop and look at me as if to say "help Mom". ;)

She only needed the socks for a few days, but it did take a while for the pads to totally recover and become calloused again, so she walked rather gingerly for quite some time.

If redness or swelling or bleeding - you might need to have your Vet take a look.

Comment by Lois - Izzi on October 11, 2011 at 10:28pm

ps:   I clean the ears with Isopropyl Alcohol with cotton balls...  going only as far as my smallest finger will reach....  Only a couple of my past pets have had an issue and in that case I was given meds by Vet

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