Guest EmilyAnne Posted July 24, 2008 Share Posted July 24, 2008 Lately I have been taking Henry for 3 1/2 mile walks. We seem to be spared of the intense heat here. We always wait until it's less than 75 degrees and the sun is partly down, and we bring water. Anyways, back to the topic, a couple weeks ago, I noticed one of Henry's front middle claws looked bruised at the upper part. I dremeled all his nails well and skipped the walk that night. Today, we were out walking, and all of a sudden, Henry jumped in pain, held up his right front leg, and there was blood! Not a small amount, but not a *huge* amount either. I straddled him and held up his paw and inspected, but there was too much blood to be able to tell anything. I called dh to pick us up, forgeting that our van is being repaired, drats! Luckly we were only two blocks from home. I carefully walked Henry home. Upon getting home, I dipped Henry's paw in water to wash off the blood. I am still unable to see what was the cause of all this and where exactly the injury is. I washed it all well, wrapped the two surrounding toes in gauze, then some vet wrap, then a sock, then more vet wrap to keep the sock on. This is not from that bruised claw, It's 2 claws over, on the edge. What kind of things would be very hard to see, and cause this? Henry is a mix of both greyhound and coonhound. He has EXTREMELY long toes. Is that a greyhound thing or coonhound thing? I have noticed, there are many threads here at GT discussing grey's feet. Are their feet just not built for loooooong walks? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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