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I Need Your Help . . . Dog Has Red Pads!

This post comes to us from the Pet Peeves group from member beth56374.

My dog has been sleeping outside for sometime now, and during the day until early afternoon. I cleaned out his kennel recently and made a horrible mistake . . . I did not put enough hay on the bottom. When we went to get him the next day, there were holes and he had some ice inside it. I feel horrible because now his pads (especially his back right foot, seen here) are all red. He has been licking it a little but also limps on it. He is now sleeping inside but not sure what else I should do for this? Any thoughts?

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runningesq runningesq 7 years
Another vote the vet !
red4bonez red4bonez 7 years
hmm i would put ointment for animals on his paw and make sure he doesnt lick it. you might wanna take him to the vet just incase of an he has an infection hes gotta go on antibiotics...
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
Poor guy :( I'm going to jump on the bandwagon and say that you should get him to the vet, or at least call your vet on the phone and describe what happened to him - the vet might be able to give you some recommendations without you having to come in.
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
go to the vet ASAP!
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
Get him to the vet! It looks like frostbite and it needs medical attention. Even if your dog is an outside dog, he should be brought inside when the temperature drops. Dogs are susceptible to frost bite just like people are.
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
I'm with those that suggest getting to the vet as soon as possible. Don't risk self diagnosis. Even if you are correct, an infection may be the end, and much more painful, result. Very best of luck to you!
Ellenora Ellenora 7 years
Oh, ouch. That definitely looks like he has frost burns on his pads. The best thing you can do apply anti-bacterial wash and cover his pads with bandages until it heals.
lilegwene lilegwene 7 years
That looks painful! I would get him to the vet asap to check it out. The vet can at least get you some pain killers for him to make him more comfortable until it heals.
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