Paw pads can get small to large cuts from ice and they can become cracked with all the salt they put on the roads.
Put your dog in the bath tub and fill it to about 2 inches high with warm water.
Clean the paws gently with a mild soap or baby shampoo so it will not sting.
Dry the paws off and apply Hydrogen Peroxide to each cut or scrape. Hydrogen Peroxide is nice and gentle. It will not sting as alcohol would.
Cover the paw pad with some clean cotton cloth, i.e. old flannel sheets are great for this.
Wrap the paw with Vet Wrap a few times around. Be careful you do not wrap it too tight.
If your dog starts to chew at the bandage (mine does), deter the chewing by spaying a product like bitter apple to the bandage.
Sometimes a dog will have very deep infection of the feet or a yeast infection. The paws are red and inflamed and my dog is always licking them and worrying over them.
This could be a yeast infection. Because it is a moist condition, many yeast infections start in the paw and are stubborn to get rid of.
You must apply a cream for yeast infections but you don't want the dog to lick it and make itself sick so you must wrap the foot with a bandage and hope your canine will not rip it right off.
Supplies you should have on hand in case of an injury.
Paw Problems in Dogs