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Old 01-28-2013, 04:51 PM
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I know it is not a chi foot but wondering if any of y'all have ever seen anything like this. I know she needs a nail trim but I let her nails get a little longer during the winter for snow and ice traction and I am debating where to take her to get the nails trimmed due to her foot issue (it takes 3 people to trim her nails as she wiggles and kisses your face 1- hold head and get kisses, 2- hold body still, 3- to hold and cut foot)

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Sadie- Acting like a fool bum foot and all (She loves snow)
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Poor Sadie. I don't have any advice, but she is such a pretty girl!


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Thanks! Just trying to see if I am missing something or if someone else has experanced anything like this. As you can see bum foot and all that crazy hound was running acting like a fool in the snow
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Wow that looks really bad...I think I'd take her to the vet for some meds...to heal that up and to have her nails trimmed...long nails can lead to some feet issues...My chi's hate their nails trimmed and I am guilty of letting them get to long....one time it cause a sprained back when one got caught in the carpet....another time the nail got ripped right off...I hope your pup feels better soon...
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Looks to me like an interdigital cyst. Some breeds are prone to them. The cyst grows between the toes, causes pain and irritation, the dog licks it and that irritates it further (the fur discoloration is due to licking). They can sometimes develop a lick granuloma at the site which further complicates it. They can be difficult to treat. Often needing several courses of antibiotics and sometimes steroids. Keeping them from licking is the secret to healing. She will probably need to be coned.

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My previous dog (golden retriever) nails looked like that once. We took him to the vet and got medication for it and they cut his nails at the same time. We ended up going to the vet after that to get his nails done because Shadow was like you stated above that it took 3 people to cut his nails. He was the most loving large dog that I ever knew but he thought if someone was touching him he should be kissing them and giving them slobbers all over.
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Thanks! She is prone to cyst. One issue with a cone though Sadie takes them off. She has removed every cone a Vet has ever put on her and let me tell you they have tried everything to keep it on her. I wonder if one of these would work:

BiteNot Collar - Dog.com

We also currently have her on Homeo Pet First Aid (Holistic)
HomeoPet First Aid - for bite wounds, bruising, sprains, fever and bone fractures.

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Do you think I should try to take her to my Vet or see how this works and maybe try a collar? My Vet is Holistic but with Sadie being 15 I am limited as to what I will allow them to do to her.
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Thanks! She is prone to cyst. One issue with a cone though Sadie takes them off. She has removed every cone a Vet has ever put on her and let me tell you they have tried everything to keep it on her. I wonder if one of these would work:

BiteNot Collar - Dog.com

We also currently have her on Homeo Pet First Aid (Holistic)
HomeoPet First Aid - for bite wounds, bruising, sprains, fever and bone fractures.

Olive Leaf and OL- Immune
Animals' Apawthecary OL-Immune Dog Cat Herbal

Do you think I should try to take her to my Vet or see how this works and maybe try a collar? My Vet is Holistic but with Sadie being 15 I am limited as to what I will allow them to do to her.
I would take her to the vet. Yes. That looks painful and also moist. Its a bad cycle because it bothers her and hurts, so she licks it, which makes it wet and then bacteria grow and she gets a cellulitis type cycle going on with inflammation and infection. There are times when western medicine and antibiotics are the right way to go. I think this is one of those times.
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