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Offline grizzlysgrilling

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Sore Pads
« on: April 20, 2007, 05:05:30 pm »
Hi! I just bought a 6 month old St. Bernard puppy. He was raised on concrete, outside with a dog house but,  with lots of snow. We live in Western Maryland and it gets cold a lot here. He was raised by Amish so running water to clean the kennel is a problem in the winter. Could this be the reason for his sore feet when he walks on concrete or asphalt?

We will be going to the vets next week if I can't find what is wrong.

Thanks, Grizzly

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Re: Sore Pads
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2007, 05:13:18 pm »
yes, it can.  concrete can kill a dog's feet, especially if it's summer time and gets too hot, or in the winter time it gets too cold and it can get either burned or chapped / cracked, etc.  were they able to clean his area?  if not, it could be urine burns or sores from the poop.  could also just be that the pad is worn thin from the concrete.  regardless, it should get better.  if it's bleeding or has sores, medicine might be needed to help, but if it's just tender from the pads being worn down time will heal it.
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Re: Sore Pads
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2007, 11:44:25 pm »
I have found that Bag Balm speeds pad healing.