Ouch, a Thorn In My Paw – August 2017
Walking through the woods can be a great past time for you and your Australian Labradoodle. Unfortunately we need to be aware of things that are around us and how to take care of them. There are many bushes and trees that have thorns of all sizes that can harm your pet by falling on the ground.
We have woods behind our house here at Ashford Manor Labradoodles that have Osage Orange Trees although they are beautiful they can be dangerous. For this reason we do not allow our dogs to run through our woods. We also have small thorn bushes that we have removed and yet seem to grow back yearly.
To remove a thorn in a dogs paw you will need the following:
- Antiseptic wash
- Alcohol swabs
- Vet wrap
- Inspect your dogs paw as soon as you notice something is wrong
- Wash the wound with an antiseptic wash
- Using tweezers pull the thorn out by the skin quickly in the same direction it went in.
- Disinfect the area
- Apply vet wrap to the paw
- Use alcohol swabs to disinfect the tweezers
- Keep an eye on the paw to make sure it does not get infected
Being prepared is always key as you never know what might happen!
Look at our Dog Safety Kit blogs monthly in 2017 for more tips!
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