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Old 03-31-2012, 06:26 PM
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Sometimes I wish I has wussier dogs when it came to pain, at least then I would know much earlier that something was wrong. Jack's ears are sensitive, but that's about it. Sally is a bit of a ninny about her feet, but almost ignores other injuries. Once she came in from outside with a HUGE gash on her hind leg. It was down to the muscle and an inch of skin was hanging down in a flap. If we hadn't looked down and been like, "WTF??!!!" it would have taken us forever to notice because she gave no indication that anything was wrong O_O It took 6 stitches to close it up.

ETA: Jack is also bunching that foot up tightly when he does have any weight on it. Poor Bub, he keeps giving me "Please let me out of this crate, I promise I'll be good!" eyes whenever I look at him.

Should I ice it or wait and see what the vet says?
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:40 PM
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I'm not sure what to tell you on how to manage his foot--but want to send him/you be healthy/ok vibes!
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:49 PM
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Hope he is feeling better soon!
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Poor Jack - and poor you! I hope he feels better quickly.
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And absolutely possible!

If you can immobilize his foot with vet wrap it will help, also, do alternating ice/heat. If that helps, you've got a good idea that the problem is localized in his foot.

Keeping him off of it as much as possible (yah, I know how hard that is!) is important so that he doesn't screw up the other joints by trying to compensate with them for the pain in his foot.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:30 AM
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Thanks everyone for the vibes!

Well, he seems better today. It still seems sore but he can put weight on it. He has to be on crate rest still and he is a NUT CASE. When I took him out for a potty break this morning it took me at least 2 minutes before I actually got a "sit" out of him when I opened the crate, and I had to literally catch his body because he EXPLODED out of the crate. He had to go out on leash and even then it was hard to contain him. When I went to crate him back up he leaped up onto the bed and I had to lift him off to avoid him jumping on his foot.

I had a 3 year old horse on stall rest for a month that was calmer than this..... O.O
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