Treating minor cuts?

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In the  Memorial Day madness my Doberman managed to hurt herself  :( I did not notice until I was wiping some mud off her paws and I saw her paw pad was all red and irritated.  Today it seems like a few layers of the paw pad are hanging off but it is not red anymore.  She is not limping.. licking it or favoring any feet.  She is not acting differently at all.  Is there anything I should do to her paw? or should I just let it heal on its own?  I read somewhere to really be careful when dobermans get hurt because they have such a high tolerance for pain but I may just be being an overprotective doberman mommy.  Any suggestions? 

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Yeah, this happens - I think mostly with goofy girls. At least, that's what I've found. Stormee tore up her pads on one foot, then the other, so she had both front pawn injured. I'm still not really sure how.

What we used was Bag Balm. http://www.bagbalm.com/ It seriously healed her up right away.

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Thanks for the advice Horse :)

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Just to tighten up this topic, a good way to treat minor cuts is to clean them, disinfect them with something like peroxide, and put some antibiotic ointment (Neosporin) in them.

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Thanks for the suggestions.  Nigel was chasing a rabbit the other night and I noticed he must have cut his foot in the process.  He was licking it a lot this morning and not sure what to do with it.  I will clean it tonight and put some Neosporin on it.