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Need remedy for Black Lab calus on elbows?

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  1. pullbangloss

    pullbangloss Active Member

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    I've got a black lab that has developed calus' (sp) on both elbows. One is now broken open due to the cold weather in Michigan. My buddy says there is an ointment that can be put on which will cure the calus' and even make hair grow back. Anyone know of this product of know of a rememdy?

    Thanks in advance.

    Matt Krizinski
     
  2. esoxhunter

    esoxhunter Well-Known Member

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    Matt: I may be steering you wrong on this; but if I'm wrong it won't hurt. We had a lab that had this problem. We rubbed vaseline on the area and after a while this situation was resolved. Now, I'm not saying this is an approved method or will solve your problem; but it sure can't hurt to try it. Ed
     
  3. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Neosporin. The greasy kind. May have to protect it for a while 'til the wound closes. Use that good flexible, stretchy and sticky wrap over the medicine. Shouldn't take long.
     
  4. g7777777

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    I had a lab that had that problem and except for a flareup that sounds like yours- he lived till nearly 15 without harm

    One thing I have aways wondered is if you could get them to lay on plastic planting- if that would help the problem- both in a dog house or the run

    the cheap type of bacitracian or neospori will work to resolve the problem of the cracks being open but again my dog lived till 15 and had this condition form most of his adult life

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  5. handlepuller

    handlepuller Well-Known Member

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    Bag balm seems to work for a lot of skin issues.
     
  6. CalvinMD

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    Aloe gel
     
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    Eliminate the cause of the problem - have the dog lay on a softer bed. Most of the time the problem is caused by the dog lying or sleeping on a hard surface. My vet actually form a pad for serious, chronic conditions. They can be serious if the joint swells.
     
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    The best ointment made for your pup is called Nustock www.nustock.com
     
  9. Barry C. Roach

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    Don't worry about the callouses just the bleeding cracks. Most labs have the callouses.
     
  10. pullbangloss

    pullbangloss Active Member

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    Well I took esoxhunter's advice and have tried the vaseline. It works really well.

    Remington doesn't lick it either which I was surprised. Maybe if it was pork chop flavored vaseline...

    Thanks for the input guys.

    Matt Krizinski
     
  11. birddog1964

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    Try blue kote it works great and it's water proof, you can put some gauze and some elastic tape on it and change it it every 2day if it is draining a lot and this will do wonders. This is what my vet gave me after surgery to help in heling the wound.

    thanks
    lee.
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