puppy toe fracture or sprain

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5 years 3 months ago #40441 by marianne
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MY 6MTH OLD DEERHOUND PUP IS LIMPING AND HIS LARGE 2ND TOE ON FRONT FOOT A LITTLE TENDER SWOLLEN AND PINK. I CHECKED IT AND IT IS NOT CUT. I'LL BE TAKING HIM TO THE VET BUT WANTED IDEAS FROM COMMUNITY ABOUT WHAT TO DO OR NOT TO DO . ANY EXPERIENCES AND OUTCOMES FROM YOU WOULD HELP. THANKS

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5 years 3 months ago #40442 by maggiemac
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I`d try a cold compress, soak cotton wool in ice water,wring and strap loosely, the puppy will obviously remove it but you will just have to replace it, but try not to over tighten the strapping as blood needs to flow to the injury. Hopefully its just a sprain.
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5 years 3 months ago #40445 by greycloud
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Sorry to hear this - take him to the vet and get expert advice. It could be that he has an infection even if you can't see a cut - good luck!

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5 years 3 months ago #40448 by Trowsahound
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In my experience toe injuries are quite common as they have long toes! One of mine dislocated a toe, others have had cuts and sprains- try to run them on flat ground ( probably impossible!) sandy beaches are good but just about everything else incurs a risk! The injuries are hell to keep clean too - good luck!

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5 years 3 months ago #40452 by Lurch8252
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Had many a bump of toes etc as a pup and a limp that would come and go, personally I would keep him on a lead for the time being and see if it heals on its own and try the compress as mentioned above. He is still a growing baby.

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5 years 3 months ago #40474 by maggiemac
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How`s the puppy doing?

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5 years 3 months ago #40475 by marianne
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Hello everyone! Thankyou for all the advice. My deery pup is doing much better. We thought he was improving but decided to have the vet check him. Well somehow he managed to get a bad spiral fracture on his front paw and is now wrapped up, He's feeling much better and I'm having a tough time keeping him settled because he wants to wrestle with his big brother a 15mth deery on and off throughout the day. The vet feels that this fracture will heal fast since he's still growing . :)

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5 years 3 months ago #40476 by marianne
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Hi there . I'm pretty new at using this site so i hope you recieve my responce. Puppy is much better after vet wrapped his front foot. He has a spiral fracture on front paw but you'd never know he had anything wrong with him. High pain treshold. He's supposed to be quiet and rest. Well we're doing our best. People have told me this is quite common with deeries. So far he's not that interested in chewing off his bandage but we have that awfful collar to prevent him if he starts to nibble. Hopefully he'll be ready to run in a few weeks or so.. I'll wait to see what the vet recommends.

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5 years 3 months ago #40477 by greycloud
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I am glad that you took him to your vet - it is too risky to take a 'wait and see' approach especially with puppies. At least now you know what the problem is and can manage him accordingly.

He will soon heal and be back to his normal puppy self :)

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5 years 2 months ago #40494 by KB
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The Cone of Shame!


Hope he's all better soon. x

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