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Exclamation Tux's Paw Pads...Advice?

Tux had a relatively cooped up weekend due to the rain, so we took full advantage of the sunshine today. We had several rounds of fetch (can't believe how quickly he took to that!) and RLH in the backyard. Then, this evening, we took a two-mile family walk after dinner. About a mile and a half into the walk, Tux started stopping and laying down in the grass. I just figured his little legs were worn out, so I carried him the rest of the way.

Well, later this evening, while he was napping next to me, I caught a glimpse of one of his paw pads and noticed it was really red. I looked closer at all four paws and noticed that all of them are "rug burned" (for lack of a better term) and there are even a couple of small spots that are rubbed raw!

I literally started crying when I saw them. I feel horrible. My poor baby boy...

How do I need to treat his paws? Can I use Neosporin on him? Also, how in the world can I prevent this from happening again??? Today's activity honestly wasn't that far out of our norm, so I'm not sure why this happened tonight all of a sudden.

Any and all advice very much appreciated.

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Could Tux have walked where lawn chemicals were put out today. My Zoe got a chemical burn on her paw pad that way a couple years ago. We had to put a e-collar on her to keep her from licking at the foot. The vet gave us some ointment but I don't remember what it was.


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Oh! I hadn't even thought about that. That could be it, but there were no little flags or signs up anywhere to give us warning.

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This time of year folks put all kinds of stuff on grass both in yards and in parks.


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The other possibility is that the pavement was too hot. Was it very hot out?


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OUCH! oh no!! Poor guy!!! I think if he were mine I would take him to the vet ...

A rule of thumb I abide by is 'if the grass is gorgeous, STAY OFF!!!" lol if a 'lawn' is brownish and full of assorted weeds, I will let Tillie pee on it!

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OUCH! oh no!! Poor guy!!! I think if he were mine I would take him to the vet ...

A rule of thumb I abide by is 'if the grass is gorgeous, STAY OFF!!!" lol if a 'lawn' is brownish and full of assorted weeds, I will let Tillie pee on it!
Oh, you'd like our yard then... It's green because it's been raining a lot, but there are as many weeds as there is grass... We just keep it all mowed the same length and pretend it's grass!


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Oh, you'd like our yard then... It's green because it's been raining a lot, but there are as many weeds as there is grass... We just keep it all mowed the same length and pretend it's grass!
Same here. We've always had dogs and have avoided chemicals so we just mow the weeds. However, we get lots of songbirds of all sorts which is even better than pretty green grass!


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A while ago, on this forum, I read about Peace and Kindness, a colloidal silver spray. I have used it on my Golde's hot spots with great success. I'm sorry I can't remember the thread where I read about this. Perhaps someone can point you in the right direction for more information on this spray.
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Same here. We've always had dogs and have avoided chemicals so we just mow the weeds. However, we get lots of songbirds of all sorts which is even better than pretty green grass!
We have Horses, cats and the dog, so LOTS of reasons not to use chemicals on the grass. Another "plus is the wildflowers that show up in the spring. Here's Kodi sitting in a field of violets that popped up one year:
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