My sister has a husky something mix, very sweet and lovable his name is General. A few months back his paw started to hurt him. It is very dry looking and now it is to the point he is not walking on it. it bleeds we had to sedate him to cut his nails on that paw.
The vet has tried several different meds and have taken x-rays of the paw and told her they weren't exactly sure what the problem is. We live in a small town so there is only 1 vet's office and this is suppose to be the best one.
General would lick the paw constantly so we put a collar on him to stop him from doing that thinking that was what made it look chapped, you can tell it is infected b/c the paw is hot feeling. It has started to creap up his leg and I'm worried they are going to amputate. Oh and it bleeds sometimes. They ruled out hot spot, cyst and something stuck in it.
Has anyone else heard of something similar? Any suggestions I can offer the vet? He goes again tomorrow I think? I'll have to ask my sister, he goes sometime soon.
We may try to make an appointment with his old vet's office and drive him there it will be an overnight trip but at this point he needs another vets office involved since this one isn't sure what the deal is. We'll see after his next visit with this one.
I'm not quite getting it, creeping up the leg how, and even if theres nothing stuck in it now, could he have possibly stepped on a rusty nail, or something like that, have they given the dog antibiotics for the infection? Was it an abrasion, that just got worse?
The infection has slowly been going up his leg, first it was just his paw and now it also is a portion of his leg.
He has been on 2 different meds and the vet also gave her a steriod cream to put on his paw. Getting his nails done helped a little and my sister puts a bootie on the paw when he goes outside to stop dirt and stuff from getting in it. She soaked it in empson salt, and she upgraded his food. It was starting to look better then it started getting worse again. The vet said the infection isn't in his bone which is good.
She thinks he did step on something between his pads but you can't see anything. He won't let anyone really take a good look, the vet wants to sedate him and "dig" around in there to figure out the problem.
***Edited By: syrn11 on 12/27/2006 9:59:56 AM*** Reason: +
That's interesting I didn't know dogs could suffer from that, you would think living in WV the vet would have thought of that. I just talked to my sister and she said General hasn't received any shots so she is going to suggest that. Thanks.