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will a totally gone dog foot pad grow back?

will a totally gone dog foot pad grow back?

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Posted by:  Jusjoalv
Post date:  March, 2011

My great Perrine's was poisoned about 6 months ago and as a result her hind foot was damaged do to nerve damaged. she was dragging the foot but know walks on it correctly. but shes worn off her foot pad. it wont heal we've tried bandaging she tears it off . a e- caller odoesn'tnt work shes to big. to top it off shell get ibleedingngbecausese shel run. we now have her osedativeses to keedrowseey and not move around to much. wasupposese to keep a bandage on her but sh keeps taring it off. i know it just got to try out. shes also on antibiotics. WHAT DO I DO ?

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1. Yes, a dog's foot pads can regrow- the pads are simply a callused cushion of skin. It may not be as prominent, though. You do need to make a e-collar, it's easy and can be cheap. You also do need to keep rebandaging it, regardless of how often she removes the bandage.
Posted by:  Amanda B
Post date:  January, 0001
2. Have the vet show you how to bandage it properly so it won't come off. I have no idea if a pad will grow back,but I highly doubt it. Maybe someone could fashion a leather or canvas "shoe" to put over her foot.
Posted by:  Dances With Woofs!
Post date:  March, 2011
3. Have you considered making your own, larger, CONE-collar? "...While purpose-made Elizabethan / space / cone) collars can be purchased from veterinarians or pet stores, THEY CAN ALSO BE MADE from PLASTIC and CARDBOARD or by using plastic flowerpots, wastebaskets, buckets or lampshades..." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabethan_collar I don't know whether it can regrow or not. I think that I would make a large enough e-collar, and apply some FRESH Aloe vera gel to the wound, allowing it to THOROUGHLY dry, BEFORE re-bandaging it. (It takes a long time to dry, so you might want to use a hair-dryer---set for 'air'--- to dry it.) I like using very thin strips of the fresh Aloe gel fiber covered in gel, like a bandage over wounds. It drys on & sticks good, but if sprayed with water, it will become just as slippery & gooey as it was to begin with. If you can get the wound to heel, but not the foot-pad to re-grow, he might need some kind of special boot for that foot. .
Posted by:  Horsense
Post date:  March, 2011
4. Yes, a dog's foot pads can regrow- the pads are simply a callused cushion of skin. It may not be as prominent, though. You do need to make a e-collar, it's easy and can be cheap. You also do need to keep rebandaging it, regardless of how often she removes the bandage.
Posted by:  Amanda B
Post date:  March, 2011

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