My dog seems to have something wrong with one of her back toes. I’m not sure exactly what’s happened to it. It’s red and raw looking above the nail area on the outside of her paw. It sure doesn’t help that she keeps licking it. I’m sure that is making it more irritated and swollen looking.
I’ve been wondering if it’s the way she walks when my husband takes her on long walks that’s the problem. He walks he with a short leash and she tends to pull a lot and I’ve been wondering if by the end of the walk if she drags her foot or if her hips are acting up at all. I don’t usually go on these walks so I don’t get a chance to observe her gait but maybe the next time he takes her on an extra long walk I’ll try to go or at least get him to let me know when they are getting close to home so I can watch my dog walk and see if there is a problem with either using the short leash or with her walk.
In the mean time .. I have to figure out how to treat her toe. Too bad I can’t put one of these comfortable looking easy spirit shoes one her feet! She’d love that. LOL
I was thinking of getting some kling wrap and using that on her foot. I’d put some antibiotic ointment on the wound, then some gauze, and then after that I’d wrap her foot in the kling wrap. I think it would hold and that she wouldn’t be able to get it off to easily.
Any other ideas?