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Cut on heel

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Beth78, Sep 22, 2020.


  1. Beth78

    Beth78 PetForums VIP

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    Would you put anything on this cut to Whisp's heel or just leave it to the air.
    It's stopped bleeding now.
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    She's so accident prone catching about like a lunatic.
     
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    Wash it in salt water and keep it clean and see how it goes. If it doesn't start to heal in a few days phone your vet.
     
  3. Blitz

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    I think I would speak to a vet, stop injuries can be nasty. They might be happy to leave it but they might have a preference to stitch or dress it.
     
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  4. Beth78

    Beth78 PetForums VIP

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    Thank you, I have washed it in salt water.
    The vets it is then :rolleyes:
     
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    Fly has managed to slice his stopper pads a few times. I've not been to the vets with it though. Just kept it clean and wrapped it up if we were going outside. I did buy a pair of stopper pad protectors but I've never used them....
     
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    Learn something new everyday, I had no idea this was called a stop?per pad lol.

    daisy has gave these a dig a few times when running around like a mad head, it never bothered her so I just kept an eye on it :)

    hope it heals soon so wisp can get back to running around :D
     
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    I might invest in some protectors, didn't know they existed.

    The vet just cleaned it up and bandaged it up so if it happens again I know how to treat it.
     
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    It's not really - it's the carpal pad. However colloquially/ informally some people (especially flyball and agility people) call it a stopper pad, as it's function is when the dog brakes/ goes steeply downhill/ landing of a jump.
     
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    Greyhounds damage them a lot on sharp turns and stopping. A bad injury can mean retirement as far as I know.
     
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