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Damaged pad/paw-vet or not?

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Cherrypie32 Sun 24-Jul-16 13:43:19

We are sitting a working cocker at the moment. He's damaged a pad on his front paw, quite a piece out of it rather than a scratch. He's kicking it alot, he's not limping particularly. Should I take him to the vet or just keep it clean myself. I've had dogs in the past and can't imagine them bandaging it. Any wise words?

Cherrypie32 Sun 24-Jul-16 13:43:46

Not 'kicking' licking!

AlcoChocs Sun 24-Jul-16 22:29:12

If he keeps licking it its probably hurting him.
Based on my experience, I'd take him to vet.
My dog trod on something sharp and had a tiny hole in paw, only slight limp but it kept bleeding a bit so took him to vet after a few days. He had an abscess that needed an operation under GA to sort out, + antibiotics after.

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