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07-05-2014 04:40 AM
Amurphy26 Update - looks like it's not her toe but her nail which is bent slightly upwards, it doesn't show very well in the pictures. She's fine with you touching the toe but go near the nail and she is not happy. For that reason we're keeping it bandaged and I'm going to speak to the vets today to see what they think we should do.

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07-04-2014 12:22 PM
Amurphy26 I read somewhere I should rest her for between 4 and 6 weeks. Does that sound about right?

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07-04-2014 11:39 AM
MaggieRoseLee I am not a vet. So if you have any doubts/concerns and/or if it doesn't continue to heal and look better, off the the vet you should go.

That said all my dogs have broken toes and (except for the first broken toe on my first dog) I have NOT taken them to the vet and the toes have healed well on their own when they looked like your dog's toe.

Same with wounded paws, if the bleeding stops then they seem to heal well on their own if I keep them clean and (if needed ) wrapped up for a day or so.
07-04-2014 11:14 AM
Amurphy26 Attachment 222641Attachment 222649

It's the toe on the right. It's gone down a bit since yesterday. What are your thoughts?

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07-04-2014 11:01 AM
MaggieRoseLee CAn you post a picture of the toe for us to see????

GENERALLY, if it's a broken toe that's not deformed, and either toe on the outside of the foot, then they heal up fine on their own. Same with the cut pad (keep it clean and maybe wrapped up for a few days).
07-04-2014 10:15 AM
canyadoit Dogs heal just fine on thier own A broken toe just what will the vet do that you can not do ? Take your money lol
07-04-2014 09:54 AM
Try A Little Tenderness. Three Dog Night.

I would try to communicate with the vet better. Also ask for a bottle of sedatives, before bringing the dog again. In a remote area, you've got to play the game by their rules unfortunately. It sounds like the dog goes back soon and he's the only game in town...
07-04-2014 09:41 AM
Amurphy26 The nail is still there. Bleeding has stopped. She got the bandage off when I was out (husband was supposed to be supervising&#128545 and it looks much better. She even managed to scratch her ear with the bad foot!
If she has to go I'm going to discuss sedation first. It's going to be painful if he pokes about with her foot and I don't want to undo what we've done over the last few months. She's getting spayed next month and I don't want her to go in for an op all stressed.

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07-04-2014 09:12 AM
Twyla With this being the only vet and an uncooperative one at that. It may be easier for your dog to sedate her (not ACE, I think that leaves their brain to active - somebody correct me if wrong) before vet visits. You staying with her and speaking up loudly to prevent any of the rough handling the vet is doing. While sedation for visits isn't popular and isn't something lightly suggested, if it will help prevent more visits like the one you described, the better for your dog. In between actual vet visits, visit the office as you have been doing and hopefully be able to enlist the vet himself (maybe if it isn't an actual visit he will be more cooperative...maybe).
07-04-2014 08:37 AM
llombardo Did the nail stay put or did she break that? My female broke her nail once and it looked like you described. I did have to take her to the vet because I wasn't messing with it. The vet gave her this twilight medicine and recommended it because the vet said my dog was very well behaved at the vet and she didn't want a bad experience to ruin that. I agreed, so we got her all fixed up and she doesn't remember a thing
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