Large foot pad lifted up & Bella is limping! :( Another vet visit!!

We have a pool and Bella loves running around the pool and jumping in. She is quite the little swimmer. She started limping last night and licking at her front paw. We examined it and found her large black pad on her foot to be completely lifted up on one side. Ack!! Under the pad is tender red skin...looks very sore but not infected. We applied Neosporin on it but stopped that because she licks at it. We are taking her to the vet tomorrow but just curious if anyone has experienced this with their Corgi?
She is 15 months old and just got over Acute Gastroenteritis. Vomiting and diarrhea with blood! She got it while we were on vacation a couple weeks ago. (probably stress induced due to new surroundings) We love our sweet girl but she is costing us a fortune at the vet recently! We want her to be happy and healthy! Poor baby!

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Comment by Michelle on July 6, 2011 at 2:25pm
Yes,  We had the exact same thing...Our male did not like it but we had to spray bitter spay on his foot to keep him from licking.....John is correct the limp will be gone quickly just stop her from licking obsessively.  ^,,^
Comment by John Wolff on July 6, 2011 at 7:36am
Relax. We had the same thing, big flapper from playing soccer on wet pavement, limp gone in a coupla days, healed within a week:!/photo/left-front-playing-soccer-on?context=user
Comment by Cindi on July 6, 2011 at 12:01am
I've had several dog owners in recently with foot pad issues, specifically tearing away of the pad from the foot.  Most I've run across have been dogs who were walked on hot pavement.  Depending on how bad the split is, they may debride it and provide an anti-inflammatory and antibiotic.  Hugs to your sweet puppy!
Comment by Melissa and Franklin! on July 5, 2011 at 10:57pm
Franklin lost all of his foot pads on one foot back in March because the vet applied a split too tight (he had a broken foot). It took quite a while for tough skin to grow back on his pads and he had to wear a protective boot for almost 2 months. I just bought a thick leather boot at petsmart and used that to protect his foot. The new vet also gave me some topical ointment that was both an anti-inflammatory/antibiotic. He was so tender he couldn't even put his foot down on grass or any uneven surface. It was very sad, but now he is running and playing like nothing ever happened!. He too is my little money pit. I can't even begin to tell you how much I've spent at the vet on him in his short 2 years!!

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