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  1. I cut the tape round, a little bigger than the corn, sometimes it would stay on for a few days and sometimes not. I checked it several times a day, if it was not sticking or covering the corn I replaced it. Also I had to make sure Jack's pad was dry I pressed it on and had him stand on it for a short period to make sure it stayed on. It was a trial and error process, you will find out what works. Also you have to get the good duct tape, like gorilla, it is really sticky. Good luck
  2. Just had my first corn also. I posted in another thread. But this is what worked for me: epsom salt soaks twice a day with Burt's Bee's hand salve applied after soaks. I did this about two weeks, then the corns started to raise up from the pad, once I could see them I used duct tape on them. I left the duct tape on until it needed to be replaced (sometimes in a day or sometimes two days). After about two weeks of duct tape I was able to get the corns out, one was very small, the other larger. I tried the nail polish for about a day but Jack was not cooperative about letting it dry thorou
  3. Update on Jack. After two weeks of Epsom salt soaks and Burt's Bee's Hand Salve then duct tape, I was able to pull two corns off his pads, one on each foot. They both came off relatively easily, one was small and the other one was bigger and came out with a long root attached. Has anyone experienced this, he was not bothered by me fooling with his feet, he is still limping a bit but I imagine he may be a little sore. I soaked the foot after the corns came out and am keeping them moisturized and clean. Nails are kept short. I have some colloidal silver for the pads but have never used it,
  4. Thank you everyone for your perspectives. Hearing everyone’s experiences and opinions helps me to make decisions for Jack. Everyday it gets a little less overwhelming and just something to manage the best way we can. I did get a Therapaw boot which has helped, twice daily epsom soaks, nails trimmed short and keeping pads moisturized is my plan for now. Just started this course of action so we will see if it helps. Jack does go to the vet this week so I will also see what she says. Thanks again I will keep updates going as I am sure to have more thoughts and questions. I am on greyhounds wit
  5. Jack my 8.5 year old grey has a corn on his pad. I have joined the facebook group greyhounds with corns and am getting a lot of good information. I have had greys for 25 plus years and this is my first grey with a corn so I am just looking for additional advice. I am very familiar with Greytalk and have gotten so much good advice over the years I thought I would just check here to see if anyone had recommendations regarding treatment. I have started soaking Jack's foot in epsom salt twice a day and have been applying bag balm. The corn has not yet erupted so cannot be hulled at this time.
  6. I have raised two greyhound puppies and one whippet/greyhound mix puppy. All of the pups were very lean as they grew, it was difficult to put weight on them, they were all so busy. My most recent puppy who is now 8 1/2 years old was so lean and petite, barely 50 pounds as an adult has just recently started to fill out at a whopping 53 pounds. Give it time, a healthy, balanced diet and certainly check with your vet. Good luck
  7. I remember being in a very similar position with my grey. Jack was diagnosed with a groin strain, he was in a lot of pain for a long time, seemed like forever. I was concerned it was osteo and did a consult with Dr. Cuoto. We were able to get the pain under control with the right medication but it took several trials. I did x rays which were clear, diagnosis was based on physical exam, we did not do an MRI as he slowly got better but I was ready to pursue orthopedic specialist if needed. It was a long very slow healing time, he is back to normal now. Every once in awhile it flares up but I
  8. My grey Jack had the same injury, it took a very long time to heal and he was in a lot of pain until we found the right meds. Jack did well with Meloxicam (liquid), Gabapentin and Methocarbamol. I too was worried about OS, X rays were clear and I did consult with Dr. Couto who concurred with my vet on the iliopsoas injury. Jack made a full recovery but he does tweak it if he plays too hard. I hope Finn starts to feel better soon. If you search iliopsoas injury on Greytalk you can find more info.
  9. Jacks hip flexor (groin injury) was extremely painful. He was non weight bearing for a significant amount of time which is why I thought it was osteo. Good luck, I hope you find the answers and can come up with a treatment plan.
  10. Also, it took a little bit to get Jack on the right meds to ease his pain. When he was most painful, he was taking Gabapentin tid, methocarbamol tid and meloxicam at bedtime. He is only 50 lbs. soaking wet but needed this combination to be comfortable.
  11. Dr. Couto was very helpful and his reply time was very quick. He requested digital x rays and videos of Jack. I was worried about Osteo and he was able to rule that out. In the end he and my vet had the same diagnosis but, the peace of mind I had after Dr. couto said he did not see anything on rads was well worth it. Good luck to you, hope your girl is feeling better.
  12. My dog has been battling an iliopsoas injury (hip flexor), the vet told me it is frequently experienced if a dog splays out. Jack has been in significant pain, not weight bearing on right back leg, yelping, collapsing. He was x rayed, had a consult with Dr. Couto and dx. was iliopsoas strain, most likely from playing with other dogs and chasing frisbees in the yard. He has been on a variety of meds and is now doing much better. Gabapentin, meloxicam and methocarbamol were what helped him the most. Your dog may have a few things going on, but if there is an iliopsoas injury it is very pain
  13. Thank you tbhounds, I appreciate you experience, expertise, guidance and support!
  14. Update on Jack. Dr. Couto reviewed x rays, reports no sign of bone cancer. He suggested iliopsoas injury which is my vets working diagnosis. Unfortunately despite a variety of treatments Jack continues to be in pain, especially when he gets up. Bloodwork done showed an increase in liver values, vet took him off carprofen and we will start meloxicam after one week. Jack is on Gabapentin 300mg TID and Methocarbamol 500mg TID with little relief. This is a very frustrating injury and I am worried about my boy who loves to run and play, he is restricted to leash walks and may be getting a bit
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