Q. My dog was attacked by another dog and the pads of his feet are all raw meat. What can I do for his pain and cleaning them till healed?
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS
A. Damaged paws can take a long time to heal. It is usually recommended to put an antiseptic cream and bandage the affected paws with heavy padding. You will need to change the bandages every 3 days.
Because he has been attacked by another the dog, I strongly recommend visiting a vet as the risk of bacterial infection is very high and he will need antibiotics and pain killers.
Regarding cleaning the wound , you can use lukewarm tap water .