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Thread: Poor Shadow girl...

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    Poor Shadow girl...

    We took Shadow to the vets again today...I'm not sure if I posted when she went last time but basically a couple of weeks ago I took her in to get her toe checked out, it was really swollen and the toenail was cracked all the way down the side. She was given pain killers and antibiotics, well her antibiotics are gone and it is still pretty bad and really infected.

    We took her in today and they gave her some different antibiotics and we're supposed to give her those for 10 days. When they're finished she needs to go back in to see if surgery is required to remove the infected problem toenail. Please send some healing vibes to Shadow, we really really don't want her to have to go through surgery, we want it to heal up on its own!

    Ashley & Crossbone ("mini ACD")
    Living with my parent's: Jack (Lab/Beagle), Micki & Mini (JRTS)
    RIP Kyra: 07/11/04 - 11/3/12; Shadow: 4/2/96 - 3/17/08

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    Oh no! Prayers will be there for her. I hope that these antibiotics help!

    Steph, Jesse, and Splinter

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    Pawsitive vibes coming Shadows way! I hope it heals up on it's own.

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    Sending healing vibes to poor Shadow! Boy, can Sherman relate to having a "toe" problem! (he broke one last week)

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    Best wishes going out for Shadow.

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    Oh poor girl! Please let us know how she is.

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    Poor girl. Sending good thoughts and prayers her way. (((shadow))) Please keep us updated.
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    Thanks guys! It still doesn't look any better and she is constantly licking it, I really hope these antibiotics help, and I can't believe they didn't give her pain meds this time, it obviously bothers her...

    Ashley & Crossbone ("mini ACD")
    Living with my parent's: Jack (Lab/Beagle), Micki & Mini (JRTS)
    RIP Kyra: 07/11/04 - 11/3/12; Shadow: 4/2/96 - 3/17/08

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    Poor Shadow! Sending thoughts and prayers her way
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    Get well soon, Shadow! Oh, you must be so uncomfortable, sweetheart Sending lots and lots of healing thoughts and good vibes your way, Shadow!

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    I find Polysporn helps a lot on infected paws.

    Soak the paw in warm water. Dry the paw off witha clean towel, don't let her use it. Put LOTS of polysporn on the infected area. Put proper gauze on it, wrap it & use proper gause/first aid tape. Put a loose sock on that leg (up to the elbow), use the gause/first aid tape to tape it to the leg. Then to the same thing with a 2ed sock thats even looser then the first one.

    The 2ed sock is ment to be changed easly when dirty & the first sock makes sure the gause stayes clean.

    Change the gause & polysporn twice a day until it starts to get better, once the infection in controled & is only a little red & raw, then change it once a day.

    If the dog keeps trying to chew on the socks, get a cone. Its better then loosing the toe.

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    Thanks King2005, We did wrap it in gauze with Neosporin (?) and then put a wrap around it. We will definately try what you described, thank you!

    Ashley & Crossbone ("mini ACD")
    Living with my parent's: Jack (Lab/Beagle), Micki & Mini (JRTS)
    RIP Kyra: 07/11/04 - 11/3/12; Shadow: 4/2/96 - 3/17/08

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    Not a problem, I have a funny looking example I'll post. Many have lol at it & said it worked VERY well.

    I had to use it ALL the time with my old guy, his paws were horrible during the winter months.



    see isn't it silly looking

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    Well, I wrapped it all up today, sock and all She pretty much hates it Her toenail is now split in half Keep up those PT prayers please!!!!

    Ashley & Crossbone ("mini ACD")
    Living with my parent's: Jack (Lab/Beagle), Micki & Mini (JRTS)
    RIP Kyra: 07/11/04 - 11/3/12; Shadow: 4/2/96 - 3/17/08

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