Treating an Injured Paw Pad: Use Muttluks
Doggie paws are tough, but they're not indestructible. They need protection!
How to Treat an Injured Paw
For scratches and small cuts, it is imperative that you give the proper care to your dog's paw. Otherwise the dog could continue to re-open the wound. Re-opening the wound will limit him from doing almost anything because dogs rely so heavily on their paws.
The first step to treating a small abrasion is cleaning the wound with anti-bacterial wash. After that is done, you will want to wrap the paw in a light bandage. It is important that your dog does not bite or chew at the bandage, so you may want to consider spraying something bitter on the bandage or using an Elizabethan collar for a few days. Because moisture slows down the healing process and sweat does come out of your dog's footpads, it is important that you change the bandage on a daily basis. Changing the bandage will help to speed up the recovery process and will help your dog avoid infections.
Small cuts should heal within a couple of days. If this is not the case or your dog's wound is a bit deeper, you may want to consider bringing him to the vet. For more serious cuts, veterinarians will stitch the pad and most likely give him a splint.
What Are Muttluks?
Muttluks use a Velcro strap to ensure a snug fit.
If you don't want to constantly wrap bandages or worry about bandages coming off, you need to use a Muttluks boot. Muttluks boots are the perfect tools for helping your dog recover from injuries. Muttluks boots are made from waterproof fabric that helps to keep paws dry, which is essential for paw healing. Also, the boot bottoms of a Muttluk boot is made from treated, water and salt resistant leather. This durability ensures that your dog's paws will stay safe and not be further injured as he goes through his daily activities. In addition, Muttluk boots have been stitched with heavy duty industrial bonded nylon thread to ensure that your dog's boot will not come apart. For anybody that is looking to offer protection to an injured paw, Muttluks boots are durable and built to offer strong and convenient protection for your pup.
As a pet owner, it is your job to be aware of what methods are best for helping your pup's injured paw. If you have any further questions about dog paw protection or Muttluks, feel free to e-mail or call us any time. We love all animals and take pride in providing you with any information you may need.
By: Tim Snyder