Doggie Paw injury help
Soak the wounded paw in hot water with 1/3 cup of epsom salt, 1 teaspoon of dried lavender flowers and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Allow the little or big paws to soak in the epsom salt water for at least ten minutes, longer is better for deeper splinters. Remember though that you shouldn't be soaking any deep wounds, take your fur baby to the vet for those.
Carefully look for any visible signs of a bur or stick in their soft paw tissue. Feel for cracks with your bare hands as you allow the paws to soak in the warm water. A good suggestion I tell friends is to towel off their fur and skin with a diaper wipe before you soak their feeties.
If they have a bad crack try soaking a white gauze strip in castor oil, wrap the affected area and then wrap the full paw up to leg joint with clean gauze to keep the castor oil compact in place. Castor oil has natural anti bacterial properties and will draw in moisture to help his paw heal. Be careful not to let the wild beast eat the oil as it can promote very loose potty time, that's no fun to clean up with a wounded dog.
If you wrap the baggage well doggie should be able to go about semi normal business without need of a cone (of doom!). Replace the gauze after a day or two and look for improvements in his ability to walk. If it is a bad wound always get the vet, trust me I've had more than one late evening with an hour plus drive to the vet or pet ER for tummy pumping, wounds and general doggie worries.