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Bleeding paw

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by AOTN1984, Oct 9, 2013.


  1. AOTN1984

    AOTN1984 PetForums Junior

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    Tess has cut her back paw today - not badly, but enough to leave a few specks of blood on the carpet. I have inspected it - very small cut/scratch almost between her 'toes'. I am going to bath it in warm water once she has calmed down enough to stop bouncing off the walls!

    Anything else I should be doing? I feel like a paranoid parent!

    Em
     
  2. SLB

    SLB PetForums VIP

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    Bathe it in warm salt water and keep her as still as you possibly can.
     
  3. springerpete

    springerpete PetForums VIP

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    As SLB says.....And stop worrying.
     
  4. AOTN1984

    AOTN1984 PetForums Junior

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    Thanks both. I know I am over-reacting! Managed to bath it about half an hour ago. Now it's clean it doesn't look anywhere near as bad as it did originally. I will stop worrying now and go try and calm the beast down - she is currently on zoomie mode and all I can hear is my husband pleading with her to calm down!
     
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    Sled dog hotel PetForums VIP

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    If its literally a couple of specks and its stopped or nearly stopped bleeding now I wouldn't panic. Best thing is to bathe it in cooled boiled water with salt in it. 1 teaspoon to a litre, 1/2 teaspoon to a pint.

    When you have bathed it it might bleed a bit again but don't worry, keep her off it as much as you can and let the bleeding stop and give it a chance to start to granulate.
     
  6. springerpete

    springerpete PetForums VIP

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    If she's having a 'Zoomie' there cant be too much wrong. Relax. Pour yourself a drink.
     
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