I noticed my dog was limping. After examining his right front foot and paw, I noticed part of his paw pad was missing. I don’t know how this could of happened. He is a condo dog. Goes outside, does his business, and then back in. Different websites said to clean it with Betadine. I could even give him a coated baby aspirin. Is there anything else I could do for him at home? What about an antibiotic ointment? Will the pad grow back?
Answer by Jessie
He could have burned it, which is more common than you would think if you have hot pavement, or cut it.
I would call your vet to get advice on how to properly clean and tend to the wound. The vet may want to have the dog come in, to be sure there is no infection of foreign bodies or deep damage.
How it will grow back will depend on how badly it’s damaged. I’d bring the vet in on this one.