How can I help heal my dog’s cracked paw pads?
Pad wounds are slow healers. The healing process is hampered every time the dog walks on the foot (the walking constantly pulls on the healing edges, and this delays healing). The pads can easily get infected, as there is contact between blood and the surface where your pet walks. These wounds are best treated by a veterinarian. Your veterinarian can clean the wound, bandage it with antibiotic ointment, give oral antibiotics, and rebandage the wound every three or four days until it is healed.
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