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my pug is 12 weeks old, we took him outside for a small walk

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my pug is 12 weeks old, we took him outside for a small walk and he was dragging a bit which he always does when he goes outside, but when we came in we realised his paws were bleeding a bit. there is no cut but it looks like his paws are scraped. he is fine in himself, what should i do?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 4 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and specialist and will do my best to assist you today!

For cases such as this, you can also see if there is an antibacterial shampoo (EXAMPLE HERE) that can be used on the affected area. You can dip the paw in the shampoo and warm water for 10-15 minutes twice daily.

If there is not an antibacterial shampoo you can use, then you can try another great alternative - a warm water / epsom salt foot bath (LINK HERE).

If your dog is licking at the area - an E-collar (EXAMPLE HERE) from your local pet store would also be a good idea to prevent further licking and irritation.

If this does not help - there are times when there can be a secondary bacterial infection and seeing your veterinarian for examination and possibly antibiotics would then be a good idea.

Common antibiotics for these cases include:
- Clavamox (LINK HERE)
- Cephalexin (LINK HERE)

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Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 4 years ago.
I think you must have clicked on the wrong rating button. Can you reply?
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 4 years ago.
Hi Lindsay,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Woody. How is everything going?