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"The Paw"...pictures

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Nellybelly, May 30, 2010.


  1. Nellybelly

    Nellybelly PetForums VIP

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    This is 3 weeks after the onset of this problem, but I only thought to start a photo diary yesterday.

    Yesterday at it's worst point actually, improved even more towards the evening.
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    And then today, looking much worse than it did yesterday.
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    So having seen the photos...what do think? Foreign body in there?
     
  2. Matrix/Logan

    Matrix/Logan PetForums VIP

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    YEP!! I would bet my life savings on that being a grass seed high up into the digital canal between the toes! Have they not tried knocking him out and investigating with crocodile forceps to get the little b****r out??

    Poor little mite, they can be so sore for them! :eek: :(
     
  3. Nellybelly

    Nellybelly PetForums VIP

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    We've done crocodile forceps 3 times!
    Under local anaesthetic as Belal is so coopertive. The vet felt around and said there was no sign of a fistula so the grass seed should be there where the forceps can reach (which is why we tried this 3 times!!! with no success!). Tomorrow she is going under GA, and the vet will make an incision into the paw in an attempt to find the foriegn object!
     
  4. Matrix/Logan

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    Blimey! Bless her! I bet tomorrow the incision will help them to locate it and remove it ending the trouble! Good luck. X X
    I know these things are so awkward to get out sometimes and it can be the tiniest little bit that can cause that reaction in the foot too. :(
     
  5. Nellybelly

    Nellybelly PetForums VIP

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    That' what the vet has said. It's probably the tiniest thing but just wont let the foot heal. She has been on antibiotics for 3 weeks now, so I'm keen to get it sorted, so we can stop antibiotics eventually.
     
  6. leashedForLife

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    hey, nb! :--)
    ask the vet if she can have *probiotics* even now, while shes on the meds -
    anti-biotics kill the friendly gut-flora, which not only are a big chunk of the immune system, but are vital to good digestion
    and proper absorption. ;)

    if she can have probiotics now, rather than PILL her with a capsule, pull it open carefully and mix it with a small amount of liquid,
    or semi-liquid; ideally organic yogurt with at least 5 species of critters, but some antibiotics don;t go along with DAIRY -
    be sure to ask the vet if live-culture yogurt is OK (even lactose-intolerant dogs can often have yogurt, as the critters pre-digest
    the lactose for them).

    re the probiotics, look for MANDATORY * REFRIGERATION - the others are shelf-stable, but have far fewer critters
    per capsule - Udos Choice is a very high-quality human-grade brand, with literally *Billions* per cap, in their hi-potency.
    i have used them, my clients have used them, my elderly-mum and my pets, too - good stuff, IMO. :thumbup:

    poor pup, i hope she is all better ASAP,
    --- terry
     
  7. flufffluff39

    flufffluff39 PetForums VIP

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    Could it be harvest mites???
     
  8. rona

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    That's got to be sorted hasn't it? :(
     
  9. Nellybelly

    Nellybelly PetForums VIP

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    Thanks, she is on injectable antibiotics as she doesnt take at all well to oral ones...so we're doing fine on the tummy aspect of things!
     
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    i am guessing she does not like being pilled? :huh: nonetheless, the antibiotics are systemic, hun -
    her GI tract will still be affected.

    Edited to add:
    Probiotics: The New Antibiotics? | Jigsaw Health

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    WHC - ANTIBIOTICS KILL YOUR BODY'S GOOD BACTERIA CAUSING DISEASE
    cheers,
    --- terry
     
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  11. Nellybelly

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    Oh no, she is perfet patient. The easiet dog to give pills to. She just gets really bad diarhhea on pill antibiotics...but nothing to do with behaviour she is sooo good:)
     
  12. leashedForLife

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    ah, gotcha! ;) thanks for that...
     
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