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8-Year-Old Australian Shepherd Won't Stop Licking Paw Wound
In her younger days
This Aussie, Gracie, has had more injuries than any of other Australian Shepherds over the last 35 years we have raised them.
This time she had torn her pad (where don't know how). The toenail finally fell off. We took her to the vet (3 weeks ago) but there wasn't enough there to stitch up.
Got antibiotics, have used a cone, and wrapped her paw with an old t-shirt and duct tape. We've kept her in the house (she hates it, she loves being outside with our other Aussies on 7 acres). This forces her to stay calm.
Problem is, it's been just over 3 weeks and while the paw looks much better there is one spot where the nail came out that will not heal. As soon as the rag comes off she is licking it like crazy.
We were thinking maybe a muzzle would be helpful. That way the paw will get air but she won't be able to lick.
Any thoughts, other suggestions?