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07-30-2007, 07:53 PM
Anyone have any ideas for paw pad protection? Is there anything to make them tougher? Poor little Andy tore his up Sunday at the beach, and I really don't want him to have it happen anymore, but he is so active, so I don't know.... Any advice???
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07-30-2007, 09:16 PM
Unfortunately cut pads and torn nails are a small part of an active dogs life. I use Cut Heal on Stanley for his minor war wounds. New-Skin Antiseptic Liquid Bandage also works well if you canít find Cut Heal.
Another suggestion is to keep a close eye on where you run the dog. Hard surfaces such as cement and rocks can do a number on Fidoís paws and nails. Beach rock can be nasty if barnacles are present.
07-31-2007, 09:07 AM
aaah - Poor Andy....send him hugs from me.
I use a product called Pad Heal. Be careful when you use it, it does stain so put it on him outside and let it dry before letting him in.
07-31-2007, 09:23 AM
Thanks you 2.
By the way Urs, Andy loved his hugs!!! He sends hugs back at you!!! =)
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07-31-2007, 10:37 AM
I tried the 8in1 excel Paw Wax. It seems to help deal with cold, but we haven't had much luck with the hot surfaces with it. When we first started going to events I had trouble with her being exposed to concrete and cement and road salt at the same time. She seemed really sensitive to the cold, add in the salt and the drama queen factor, she was limping around, holding up one paw at a time.
07-31-2007, 11:50 AM
Try the paw wax. Also there is a product called Protecta-Pad that is supposed to make the pads more pliable but still resilient. Can't vouch for effectiveness though, but it might be worth a shot. I think you can get 4 oz. for like 5.99 online.
I also use Mega-Tek coat rebuilder for my Weimer with really sensitive pads. It helps little abrasions to heal faster. I also use it on his coat in dry spots where his hair rubbed off/hot spots to help the hair grow back more quickly. As a bonus, it smells coconutty and yummy!
08-01-2007, 08:07 AM
Got it at the pharmacy and my son used it during soccer season. Worked just fine for Seamus.
08-01-2007, 03:11 PM
Oh, I feel your pain. Kadin used to tear up his pads all the time. I remember we used Pad Heal or something on him -- the one with the fishy smell -- and his crate pad smelled like fish for days. I think I remember it annoying Lisa H. in Scottsdale, too! P-U!! You gotta let it dry before you let him walk anywhere, which was impossible with Kadin. We also got him a great pair of boots so he wouldn't rip his pads further. Good luck!
08-01-2007, 04:05 PM
I just bought something called Tuf-Foot from http://www.cleanrun.com.
The product link is: http://www.cleanrun.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&product_id=1034&ParentCat=320&string=tuf-foot
I haven't tried it yet, but it's supposed to help toughen your dogs pads. If anyone's used it and has info on if it works, let me know!
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