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Taking certain preventive measures, such as keeping your dog’s paw pads moisturized, can help prevent blisters on your dog’s pads. For the most part, though, you can prevent blisters on dog paws by keeping your dog from encountering the kinds of circumstances that cause animal blisters. Such circumstances include extremely hot asphalt or concrete and extreme exercise.
In the animal kingdom, it is instinct for many animals to lick their wounds. Dog wound licking is very common, and while it may be instinctive, it can cause problems for the dog. Though there are many myths surrounding the instinctive reasoning behind the licking of wounds, including that a dog’s saliva has antibacterial or healing properties, wound licking can interfere with the healing process and can even cause infection.
Treating a scab on a dog starts with figuring out what led to the injury, such as a scrape or fleas. From there, you typically should trim away extra hair from around the wound and wash the animal with a good pet shampoo. Put on a medicated spray or cream and follow up with cool compresses or cloths to reduce any inflammation.
Unlike humans, detecting pregnancy in a dog is not as practical as urinating on a stick or confirming a blood test. A veterinarian may be able to diagnose a pregnant dog within a month or so of conception by a physical examination or by x-ray or ultrasound around six weeks gestation, but since the gestation period of a dog is about nine weeks, this offers little to the anxious breeder.