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 #2131376


Goldysgirl76
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 Dry Pads!!! Anyone have a safe remedy???

Hi, Im new to the Dog forum. I have a 10 month old Male APBT. His name is "Felonious" we call him "Felon". He is absolutely handsome and a joy to have. Really I couldn’t ask for a better family dog. He is my 4 yr old sons best friend literally. He is sooooo smart & a fast learner, he loves to please. Ok ok enough bragging about my baby (I could go on for days) Anyway on to my Question.... I noticed he had been limping and automatically assumed he had hurt his leg. Well we made a Vet appointment and the day we went he was no longer limping. So the vet checked his leg and no injury, he said maybe he had a sore joint from over exercise.. Well its been a month and its back and this time he hadn’t even been running a lot so I started to check it out myself before I shelled out 50$ for a Vet visit for virtually nothin.. Well His leg doesn’t bother him it is his Paw Pads ( I believe) they are soooo dry they feel like sand paper.. And they have small like paper cuts on them..When I touched them he flinched... I feel soo badd for him do you think this warrants a Vet visit or is there something I can buy at a petmart to help him. He’s not limping everyday but it does bother him and he is not bleeding but you can see little cracks Please help me help him... Im not against taking him back in to theb Vet I just don’t want to keep going in for every little thing and the Vet think Im crazy either lol.



03/09/10  01:26pm

 #2131405


RottieMom
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  Message To: Goldysgirl76   In reference to Message Id: 2131376


 Dry Pads!!! Anyone have a safe remedy???

One thing you might try is Bag Balm, which you can get at a drugstore.



03/09/10  03:52pm

 #2131460


Ghastly
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  Message To: Goldysgirl76   In reference to Message Id: 2131376


 Dry Pads!!! Anyone have a safe remedy???

Im not familiar with the health products in America so i cant help on that factor but perhaps invest in a set of doggy boots when he is outside on the sidewalk the rough ground properly isn’t helping them.



03/09/10  06:25pm

 #2131472


LizaB2008
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  Message To: Ghastly   In reference to Message Id: 2131460


 Dry Pads!!! Anyone have a safe remedy???

The cattle dog/pit mix I rescued has the same problem, it’s called the cracking of the pads. I usually just took some neosporin and rubbed them with that and then wrapped it with an ace bandage, with in a week they were all better. You can also try bag balm like Rottiemom suggested, I just prefer neosporin because it helps if there is an infection. Welcome to RZ, hope to see some pictures of Felon.


This is my kid, Zoe.



03/09/10  06:51pm

 #2131534


Goldysgirl76
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  Message To: LizaB2008   In reference to Message Id: 2131472


 Dry Pads!!! Anyone have a safe remedy???

Thanks for the welcome and advice :) is the neosporin safe if he should lick at it?? I know you said cover it with an ace bandage but Felon is really resourceful I can see him getting that off quickly and possibly licking at it. So just want to be sure I’ll post pics soon.



03/09/10  09:49pm

 #2131586


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  Message To: Goldysgirl76   In reference to Message Id: 2131534


 Dry Pads!!! Anyone have a safe remedy???

Neosporin should be fine. I will say that my dogs have, we’ll just say, liked the taste :) Lilly, my rat terrier, once got into a tube, bit through it and ate the entire thing! Well, I was freaking out and called the vet and poison control. I was told that the worst it would do is cause massive diarrhea. She did seem to poo a little more frequently, but it was nothing bad. And that was the whole tube. So what you put on the pads should be fine - try and put it on during a time of inactivity so it’s not rubbed off immediately. If there’s no infection, bag balm is my choice too. I had a serious thyroid problem and had massive cracks in my own heels - and that’s what I used :). You can find it at about any drug store, but I’d get the salve - it’s in a green tin - instead of a cream. It’s much thicker. Good luck!



03/10/10  12:47am

 #2131660


LizaB2008
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  Message To: Reptilover1   In reference to Message Id: 2131586


 Dry Pads!!! Anyone have a safe remedy???

The Neosporin is safe if the dog licks it, like the previous poster stated, the worst it can do is give your dog the hershy squirts. I prefer wrapping the paw to keep it moist, not to prevent licking.



03/10/10  10:17am

 #2131680


RottieMom
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  Message To: LizaB2008   In reference to Message Id: 2131660


 Dry Pads!!! Anyone have a safe remedy???

I would try BagBalm first before Neosporin. No need to give your dog an antibiotic and risk him injesting it if he doesn’t have an infection. If he has an infection, your vet should have been able to recognize that.



03/10/10  11:25am

 #2131800


Goldysgirl76
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  Message To: RottieMom   In reference to Message Id: 2131680


 Dry Pads!!! Anyone have a safe remedy???

Thanks guys... Yeah The Vet was examining all his legs even down to the nails so I don’t think he has an infection but the vet also didn’t notice that his pads were severely dry and had small cracks in them . So I don’t know, I guess Im going to keep an eye on it and at the first sign of infection Im bringing him in. I just don’t want him to suffer even for a minute. This is my baby boy ya know... Im going to the pharmacy in a bit to pick up the bag balm. Hope it helps. I’ve also picked him up some doggy boots (Sooooo Cute) so Im thinking bag balm, wrap, then doggy boots. That ought to take a while before he gets them off. Maybe....



03/10/10  07:49pm

 #2131803


Ghastly
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  Message To: Goldysgirl76   In reference to Message Id: 2131800


 Dry Pads!!! Anyone have a safe remedy???

Wish you all the luck that he keeps them on ^^



03/10/10  07:53pm

 #2131852


RottieMom
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  Message To: Ghastly   In reference to Message Id: 2131803


 Dry Pads!!! Anyone have a safe remedy???

Bag Balm is kinda pricy but hopefully it works. Apparently it’s great for dry human skin too.



03/10/10  09:05pm

 #2131890


LizaB2008
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  Message To: RottieMom   In reference to Message Id: 2131852


 Dry Pads!!! Anyone have a safe remedy???

It is originally used for chapped cow utters, if it can moisten those babies it’ll moisten paw.



03/10/10  11:26pm

 #2131913


Reptilover1
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  Message To: LizaB2008   In reference to Message Id: 2131890


 Dry Pads!!! Anyone have a safe remedy???

LOL - to the last post!!!!!!



03/11/10  01:12am

 #2132051


LizaB2008
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  Message To: Reptilover1   In reference to Message Id: 2131913


 Dry Pads!!! Anyone have a safe remedy???

What? lol? Thats what Bag balm is originally used for.... lol



03/11/10  05:13pm

 #2132078


Reptilover1
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  Message To: LizaB2008   In reference to Message Id: 2132051


 Dry Pads!!! Anyone have a safe remedy???

Oh - I know that....it just sounded funny. They also make a cream now. And the name? Honest to goodness ---- UDDERLY SMOOTH :)



03/11/10  06:19pm

 #2132102


LizaB2008
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  Message To: Reptilover1   In reference to Message Id: 2132078


 Dry Pads!!! Anyone have a safe remedy???

Wow....lol....What is the world coming to?



03/11/10  07:43pm

 #2132238


Ghastly
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  Message To: LizaB2008   In reference to Message Id: 2132102


 Dry Pads!!! Anyone have a safe remedy???

Haha XD udderly smoothing ^^ needless to say i have always wanted a moomoo since i was 3 still haven’t gotten one... maybe soon though got quite abit of room lol ^^



03/12/10  12:11pm

 #2132245


LizaB2008
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  Message To: Ghastly   In reference to Message Id: 2132238


 Dry Pads!!! Anyone have a safe remedy???

Lol, yeah. After college i plan on getting my own little house out in the country and getting chickens and cattle. I prefer my beef to not be pumped up with steroid, soooo yeah. You get the point lol. That and I think Zoe will like running with the cow’s, I want a horse or two as well but those will wait till later.



03/12/10  12:34pm


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