My dog has what seems to be a deep cut on paw pad about an inch …

My dog has what seems to be a deep cut on paw pad about an inch long. It’s not bleeding but does cause him to limp. I’ve cleaned it and put ointment with gauze pad and wrapped. Should I continue to do this and see if it’s heals on it’s own or take him to vet to see if it needs stitches?

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Krista Magnifico
8 days ago

Please go to the vet and inquire about whether antibiotics are needed. I would start there. I always assume these wounds are infected. Instead of waiting for it to happen.