Sneaky's latest ordeal

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Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby Red » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:18 pm

She started to lick her one of her toes on Saturday night and given the allergy panel results that just came back I thought it was related and mainly itchiness, but took her to vet on Sunday anyway. She got Cephalexin and Muricin to apply on the area, and yesterday she came along with me to seminar I had to attend, so that I could keep my eye on her.This morning it looks much worse, and the vet seems to think that something ended up under her toe, on the nail bed, and has caused an infection. She is now on two antibiotics, Ciprofloxacin and Clindamycin, but I am quite worried about the way the area looks. The vet recommended to keep her foot wrapped, with the ointment on, even if there will be moisture, and take it off when I can watch her closely. She is running around like her usual self, and can put weight on it so far. She did yelp once, when I cleaned the spot, which is unusual for her. :(
It looks painful, poor dog.

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She is not fond of the boot I have put on her either, and try to get it off, so she has to be kept busy and wearing a cone. I am going to have to use a plastic cone for the night, as I can't take chances that she get to it with her mouth, using the soft cones.
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Re: Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby MissKitty » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:23 pm

Oh my goodness! That looks terrible. Poor girl :(

Keep us updated on how it goes.
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Re: Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby Celesteandthebullies » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:33 pm

That does not look fun at all,ouch! I hope it heals quickly, poor gal.
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Re: Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby Nichole » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:40 pm

Oh sweet bunny :(

That toe looks really bad!
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Re: Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby heartbullies » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:24 am

Owwww!

That looks so painful. I hope she feels better really soon. She sure keeps you busy, huh? I wonder what caused it. I am curious!



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Re: Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby Red » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:00 am

heartbullies wrote:Owwww!
That looks so painful. I hope she feels better really soon. She sure keeps you busy, huh? I wonder what caused it. I am curious!


I am very curious too, especially if it is something I can prevent in the future. Dr. Anderson did not feel anything though the manipulation of the toe , and thinks that she could have stepped on something that ended up under the nail bed. My yard is checked daily for everything that could be a problem, but he said that something as small a tiny piece of sharp stick could have done that. If that is the case though, what if that thing is still in there? Not happy about having to go to work tomorrow, I'll spend the time there worrying and thinking about the worse.
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Re: Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby Nichole » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:03 am

We recently had an experience with a tiny grass seed getting embedded into Sadie's inner eyelid. It's amazing that something so benign and small can do so much damage. We can't protect them from the world.
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Re: Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby nic » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:04 am

OUCH poor Sneaky!
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Re: Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby mtlu » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:34 am

Poor Sneaky toe :( I know how clean you are – if there was a vacuum cleaner for grass, you would own one...
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Postby Kingsgurl » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:59 am

Poor Sneaky, hope she feels better soon
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Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:44 am

Poor Sneaky! That does look sore!
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Re: Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby Ilovethepits » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:26 am

Owwie! I hope that Ms. Sneaky's toe is all better soon.
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Re: Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby HappyPuppy » Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:31 am

That looks horrible!! It would not be surprising if she boing-ed onto something because, erm, she doesn't walk anywhere - she boings! Fingers crossed that it clears up nicely and quickly!
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Re: Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby dogs4jen » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:16 am

That looks awful, poor Sneaky! I had the worst time trying to keep Roscoe from tearing off the bandages and his stitches when he had surgery on his front feet, I hope you have better luck than I did. I hope it clears up fast, whatever it is.
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Re: Sneaky's latest ordeal

Postby ewwies » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:57 am

Poor Sneaky! Hope she heals up quickly!

p.s. I think this may be one of the first photos of Sneaky, that I have seen, where she is laying down.. not moving.
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