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Old 07-20-2008, 12:46 PM   #1
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Sad Gabby can't walk...NEED HELP!

I went away with the furbabies this weekend. My cousin has a inground pool and Gabby was having the time of her life. She ran so much around the pool for hours and I didn't even think that the concrete was going to hurt her little feet. Her paws are raw...I feel so bad for her because she can't walk. I have to pick her up to go potty and bring food & water to her. She really doesn't have an appetite either..I guess because she's in pain. I've been giving her nutrical just in case.

Have any experienced this before? What can I do to make her feel a little better until I take her to the vet tomorrow. I feel so horrible right now that I'm crying because I do not know what to do for her.
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ouch !! poor baby !

Try some triple antibiotic ointment - they have some that help with pain and I'd just do what you're doing - carry her around.....but watch for infection -

I worry about that too walking my girls on the sidewalks where I live....I don't know what to tell you cept maybe she needs water shoes for the next time ? (or little baby socks ?)

Good luck....I hope she feels better soon
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Gloria, I am so sorry that Gabby's little feet are so sore. She must have been having such a wonderful time. I don't have any advice but wanted you to know I am sending prayers.
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ouch !! poor baby !

Try some triple antibiotic ointment - they have some that help with pain and I'd just do what you're doing - carry her around.....but watch for infection -

I worry about that too walking my girls on the sidewalks where I live....I don't know what to tell you cept maybe she needs water shoes for the next time ? (or little baby socks ?)

Good luck....I hope she feels better soon

Thanks V

I feel so horrible. I didn't even think that the concrete was going to do that
to her little paws. I just called our local emergency vet and they told me the same thing....don't let her walk, and wrap her paws which I already did. I also went to CVS and bought the antibiotic ointment that helps with pain too. I'm such a bad mommy

Do you know where can I find water shoes?
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Gloria, I am so sorry that Gabby's little feet are so sore. She must have been having such a wonderful time. I don't have any advice but wanted you to know I am sending prayers.

She was having the time of her life. I don't think she's ever been swimming because of how she was running and playing and enjoying herself.
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For now you can use New-Skin on her feet. It's a liquid bandage that works well. The first application stings a little but after you have a layer on it doesn't hurt any more. Good luck!
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Gosh. Bella and I were in the pool today I didnt even THINK about the concrete~ Sorry your baby is sore..but thanks for posting this!
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For now you can use New-Skin on her feet. It's a liquid bandage that works well. The first application stings a little but after you have a layer on it doesn't hurt any more. Good luck!

She's been licking her paws. Should I also gauze them if I apply the new skin on her feet?
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Gosh. Bella and I were in the pool today I didnt even THINK about the concrete~ Sorry your baby is sore..but thanks for posting this!
Yes please keep it minimal. My baby is so sore and I just feel so bad for her. I never even thought that this could have happened. My other 2 are fine but they didn't run wild like she did.
Lesson learned for me.

To top it off when I called the emergency vet...the rude vet was like well keep her away from the pool....she said yorkies do not need to swim. Talking about I wanted to strangle the woman over the phone. She made me feel even worse.
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How do you get the new skin off? I dont think I would put that on if it is like some kind of rubber stuff. I would just wrap her feet if she keeps licking them.
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She's been licking her paws. Should I also gauze them if I apply the new skin on her feet?
It would be a good idea to cover her feet to make sure she didn't get any in her mouth. It's not rubbery, it just feels like skin, kind of like a scab. the best thing is that it stops hurting right away.
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It depends on if yousee blood or just raw being the pads (thick) area are (abrasion type of or the first layer of skin rubbed off) bag balm might help and I don't think it has anything that is poisonous? I haven't looked at the ingredients for awhile and I don't know were the jar I have is.
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How do you get the new skin off? I dont think I would put that on if it is like some kind of rubber stuff. I would just wrap her feet if she keeps licking them.
New Skin has to be peeled off or let it wear of by itself. That sounds way painful. I would stick with the Neosporin for pain that you have bought. If the dr wanted to treat the little paws he would have to remove the New Skin first. Doesn't sound pretty. Best of luck with your baby, it sounds so hurtful.
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I would put the ointment on and wrap her feet in that gauze wrap or if you can make little socks out of a glove or something. I bet by morning she will feel better. Don't feel bad you had no idea. She will be much better after keeping off her paws for awhile and the ointment.
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Thanks everyone. Now she's licking her paws and the gauze was soak and wet so I had to remove it and now waiting until her paws dry.
I feel so helpless..
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