Torn pad

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Yesterday Sophie tore her pad on a tin can. The cuts were pretty bad so I took her to the emergency Vet. The Vet cleaned and glued the cuts and she is on antibiotics. She told me to change the dressing every day starting tommorow morning.(I did have to change it tonight becouse Sophie chewed part of it off and it was pretty wet) Anyway The vet told me I should be able to take care of this myself and should not need follow up care unless there is a problem, but when I came home tonight My reguler Vet had left a message saying the other Vet had faxed her with the info and I should bring Sophie in tommorow to be checked.I do like my vet but I know how much she likes my money, so is this necessary? Anyone have any experiance with torn pads?
 

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I am going to call her tommorow, she was closed by the time I got home.I just know she will want to see her and wonder if this is just about money.
 

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I don't think I would take her in. You have already had medical attention, and will more than likely get better from here. I would just tell regular vet, it is not neccesary unless a problem arises, and then you could take her in. :)
 

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Thats what I will do. I think I just worry so much when my dogs get hurt.I like the Vet we went to yesterday so much, so did Sophie.I would like to have her as my regular vet, but she is an hour drive.I am having a heck of a time trying to keep the dressings on sophie, she keeps chewing them off. When I redo them she climbs in my lap andkeeps pawing me with her bad paw like please,get this thing off me! poor girl.
 

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I don't mean to be contradictory, but the same thing happened to my dog. I took him in to my vet and he told me that there really wasn't anything that he could do to speed up the healing. He said that if he put a bandage on it it may even make it worse and knowing my dog, Jed would have ripped it right off. My vet told me to let the paw heal on its own. So that's what happened, the healing of its own part.

He didn't charge me.
 

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I've had several of these issues through the years. Your vet may have just wanted you to check in to see how things are going. If you use whatever ointments she gave you... pad with gauze... wrap with qauze.. tape the top , then put on a sock that will cover all up to the knee or foot joint, and tape. Not tightly. I'd change it twice a day and give lots of praise for not chewing. She would start on the sock first ... so you'd have lots of warning. Good luck !!
 

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When Shiloh cut her pad almost off.......
I used triple antibiotic ointment and gauze pads with tape, then I took a rubber glove and put over her foot and folded the fingers up towards the ankle and then taped with medical tape. She did fine. It was a makeshift rubber boot so to speak, because I found it hard to keep clean without the rubber glove, since she is a real dirt demon..LOL.

The pad grew over and is totally unnoticeable now.

*When she was inside, I took all bandages off to let her lick and air out. :)
 

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My vet wrapped up Max's foot, but he took it off by the time we got home. Our vet said the same thing, that it will heal with time which it did.
 

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Thanks for the replies, I was so worried yesterday, but feelbetter about it today. I did put the sock on Sophie and she is leaving it alone. Its so wet here so when I take her out I put a IV bag over her paw.My other 2 dogs have torn their pads before and I just took care of it myself, but this was really bad.I am going to leave the dressing off at nighttime.
 
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Our lab cut her pad when she was younger. It was a pretty clean slice and didn't bleed much, but it was long. I was working at the vets office at the time and took care of it myself. Antibiotics, gauze, sock, tape...she looked funny, but left it alone for the most part. I'd change it daily and she still went outside. Instead of changing it with wet weather I'd put duct tape at the bottom of the sock so nothing would get wet. Her pad healed fine and you'd never know it was cut by looking at it.
 

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