nowwown Posted September 17, 2007 Report Share Posted September 17, 2007 Cody got hurt...again. This time, we were at the dog park, and played and played and played. Ball, frisbee, with other dogs, etc. He did great with the 12+ other dogs there, no aggression at all. When I loaded him in the car after our fun afternoon, I noticed his left front paw looked bloody on the bottom. Lo and behold, his entire pad was dangling off by a thread. YUCK. And the pad between his toes and his elbow (I don't even know what that one is for) was also kinda mangled. I tried to clean it up with soapy water and then some antibacterial ointment. He seemed like he wasn't in terrible pain but he acted like his paw was very sensitive. After having several dog-owning neighbors look at his paw, we all agreed a vet visit was in order. Unfortunately it was Sunday so of course only the 24 hour emergency vet is open, and I didn't want to wait until this morning and take a half day off work for this. So there we were at 8 pm - 10 pm last night. And by this point the entire pad literally fell off, leaving naked, red skin underneath it. So now he's back on antiobiotics and pain killer, and NO walking, NO running for at least three days. Poor guy. He looked so sad this morning when I went out running without him. The vet was adamant not to let him walk with that exposed pad on concrete, roads, etc. So he can only go outside to potty in the yard, then back indoors with little activity. Why do I feel like raising a dog is as much work as raising a kid? I guess the only thing different is that I don't have to save for his college education! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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