Walking around without shoes can be tough on the feet. Your dog’s paws can become dry and cracked or cut and scratched or poked and tender just from walking around your yard or around the neighborhood. If you notice a wound on your dog’s paw, he will likely be licking it often or you may notice blood or even limping. When you discover the wound on your dog’s paw you will need to get it cleaned up as soon as you can to ensure it heals quickly and properly without dirt, yeast, or infection setting in.
If your little guy has been hurt, his paws are probably sensitive and tender. He may wince or pull away from you when you look at the paw because of the pain and discomfort. Be gentle and understanding of what he may be feeling.
If your dog’s paw is wounded, you’ll need to pay close attention to the injury and try to figure out what happened so your pup can avoid it happening again. Get those feet clean and moving again with some tender loving care and first aid.