I’ve been speaking about dog health stress on the livestream, so many people know that Rosa lost a toenail about 5.5 weeks ago. She has a genetic problem with her toes, we address it with meds and supplements and vitamins, but this break came out of the blue and we had never seen one this bad. So we got the vet to fit her in for a surgical removal that day (fitting in surgery at the end of the doctor’s surgery day was possibly our first mistake, but I don’t know if what followed was the vet’s fault or not. Shrug.) As I said, we’re used to this procedure, but her foot didn’t heal nearly as quickly or as well as the other times. I won’t go into details, or pictures, but we discovered she was able to lick the foot with a cone on, and either that, or the surgery wasn’t done as well as before, slowed healing a LOT. It’s been nearly 6 weeks and she’s still in a cone. It’s been stressful.
BUT we found an antibiotic she’s responding to, and a MacGyver e-collar setup that is keeping her away from the injury, and I can report finally that the toe is healing. Swelling has gone down, the nail has started to appear, and the vet is delighted with the latest picture. We were close to getting another procedure done, which we, the dog, and our budget really didn’t want, so there’s a lot of relief in this house. Now if we could get her to leave it alone, we could take her accessories off and everyone would be happier.
Rosa, with collars and without: