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Dog advice

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:39 pm

This is not Sanparks, but it is animal.. and therefore it is forum concern.. related.

I am now living in the country. Every morning I take my dogs for a walk. I have 5 dogs, all, until recently, healthy.

My Rottie cross hurt her paw on one of our walks. She is a robust animal, and because of that, I cannot pin point when she hurt her paw.

Thing is, at some point my very healthy Rottie started limping.

I have washed the paw with salt water, piled on betadine and rubbed in Bactroban. I still feel that I am missing something. Can anyone help me?
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Re: Dog advice

Unread postby tiggercat » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:49 pm

mmm.... maybe a thorn that has gone in quite deep ???

hope you find the source of the prob soon MM :pray:

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Re: Dog advice

Unread postby Bushmom » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:55 pm

I also thought about a thorn.

Whatever it is, I hope it soos clears up!
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Re: Dog advice

Unread postby JenB » Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:01 pm

MM, I had the same problem a while ago (it's a rottie thing) and the paw started looking rather swollen and infected so I marched into the chemist and gave him a tall order. Disinfectant, Bactroban, swabs, bandages and whatever else I could think of.

A guy standing next to me introduced himself as a vet from the Freestate and shoved my whole order back over the counter and told the chemist guy that I don't need this "rubbish" and just to give me a bottle of Gentian violet. He did not even take note of my " :naughty: stay out of my business, it's my dog not yours" and the door shut behind me for the night. :evil:

Anyhow, I had no choice but the paw looked much better in the morning.
So my advise: Listen to the Freestate vet. Wash and dry the paw and apply Gentian Violet often. Just be warned, everything will be purple, including her tongue and your floors! :lol:
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Re: Dog advice

Unread postby Stark » Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:36 am

Mrs. Stark is a nurse, so I asked her. :)

She wonders if it might be an injury to the pad, but rather then tendon along "ankle". She suggests you check with your vet, but most dogs can take a regular aspirin. That may help with any inflammation.
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Re: Dog advice

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:48 pm

Thank you for that :thumbs_up:

I notice that the paw is very "wet". Obviously, whatever is breeding likes moist, warm places..

There is not thorn. I have checked that on a number of times. It does seem that the problem lies in the moist webb of the foot.

My dog might have a high pain threshold, but I feel that there is not enough pain for something lodged in tissue.
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Re: Dog advice

Unread postby JenB » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:04 pm

MM, I think you should try Gentian Violet for a few days and try to keep it as dry as possible but the real problem is because they keep on licking. Rottweilers are very prone to pad injuries, bulk and agility sometimes collide. :twisted:

Give it a day or two, if you don't see improvement please see your vet? Dogs are prone to a fungal infection in their paws which will need to be treated professionally.

:pray: Let us know?
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Re: Dog advice

Unread postby Dotty » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:52 pm

Sometime a grass seed can get in between or just a sharp sliver in the pads Check it out with a magnifying glass.....
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Re: Dog advice

Unread postby oddesy » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:02 am

MM I agree with what others have said, the most important thing to do is keep it as dry as possible and keep on applying the gentian violet, otherwise if yopu can wash the foot with dettol every few hours and then dry thoroughly. Might take a while but that should clear up a fungal infection after a while. Otherwise you might have to see a vet to determine what else is wrong.

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Re: Dog advice

Unread postby bambazonke » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:14 pm

MM

sorry to hear about your dog. Instead of Dettol use of Tea Tree oil (not the diluted
one). It is both antiseptic and an anti fungal agent and dogs are put off by the smell, so do not lick the area usually (some dogs have funny tastes).
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Re: Dog advice

Unread postby Grantmissy » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:27 am

bambazonke I also found tea tree oil to be good. MM I hope your dog will be fine. I know the worry a person experiences when something is wrong with your dog.
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Re: Dog advice

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:33 pm

Gentian violate, 100% percent the cure.

Thank you, thank you, thank you :thumbs_up:

Tree tea, put on the sock.. "beware of dog lick contamination"
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Re: Dog advice

Unread postby Hugh » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:09 pm

Hello little mouse . Glad to hear the dog is better though I suppose you now have lovely purple spots and smudges all over the house ..
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Re: Dog advice

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:21 pm

and that is all Jenb's fault :naughty: :naughty: :naughty:

when she come's this/next weekend, she has to clear all gentian violet smudges :whistle:

seriously though, there has been a special moment here.
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Re: Dog advice

Unread postby JenB » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:28 pm

Hehehe... forewarned is forearmed! :lol:
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