Before applying any sort of bandage or medicine, make sure to clean the wound and disinfect it fist. Wash the pad with clean and warm water for removing dirt, dust, and other impurities. After you’ve washed the paw, you should be able to see the hairs on the pad’s skin. These hairs can attract humidity and a lot of microorganisms, so we want to keep them as clear as possible.
Next, put oxygenated water on the damaged pad and dry it using a piece of plain gauze. If your vet has given approval for this next step, you can also try cleaning the wound with diluted iodine. If there’s any stubborn form of debris, you might have to pull it out with tweezers.