Hey everyone. I noticed these sores on my dogs front paws. They aren't on the back feet. They were bleeding a little, but not much. He has limped a little on them, but 98% of the time doesn't seem to notice. In fact, I doubt I would have noticed except he scraped/broke a nail down to the qwick out romping around and there was quite a bit of blood. I was looking at that injury and noticed these. This is day 2 or 3 of having them.
I am putting anti-biotic ointment on them a few times a day. And today only let him walk on grass and the dirt next to the road. Walking, no running. (well, as little as you can get a V to run)
Are these normal? Are they serious? Any ideas what could have caused them? How can I prevent them? He had spent a significant amount of time running a paved road the day he hurt his nail and I noticed the blood.
be careful with the antibiotic ointment , allergies can be an issue. Betadine can be used as an alternative.Try soaking your dogs feet in Epsom salt bath. It can be a trying experience but it worked for mine. He split a pad in the winter he got into a pile of rock salt and froze and cracked his paw. It took about a week to get him back up and moving.
I thought I would update for anyone else who might be searching about the same issue. 10 days later, they are all better. We didn't let him run on the road. We did get some tuff foot, but they were mostly better by the time we were able to get it.