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Popper Stepped On Something And Is Now Limping


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Guest Art_n_Popper

Is this something that will heel in a few days? Obviously if it gets worse I'll take him to the vet. I've already soaked his foot in soapy water and put peroxide on it. Any other advise? It seems like he stepped on an acorn or tack outside but I didn't see anything embedded. There seems to be a little bit of dried blood on where the puncture is. He seems to not want to put any pressure on it. Sorry if its difficult to see in the picture, its that little dot on the bottom of his foot. Any advised would be appreciated, thanks

 

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Guest Mom2Shiloh

Awww what a beautiful pup Popper is.

 

If he lets you soak it a little, I'd probably try a soak in a warm Betadine solution (color of tea), or a hotpack (just very warm of course)-- wrung out wash cloth and then follow with a wipe of plain Betadine on a q-tip (yes we like Betadine). And of course, keep a close eye for swelling and possible infection. Hopefully with the disinfecting and warmth it will prove minor and heal quickly! (I'm getting someone to rake up the thousands of acorns in my yard.. nasty, sharp little things :(

 

Keep us posted.

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Guest Greyt_dog_lover

Its tough to tell from the picture, are you sure its a punture wound? It kinda looks like a possble corn. If it is a corn, they can be painful.

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Could be a corn or could be something stuck in there which is not what you want to get infected. Our Charlie stepped on something this Spring when we were staying at an RV park and we had him checked the following day in case anything got in his pad. He healed up nicely after the vet visit...1-2 days.

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Guest Art_n_Popper

I did a little research on corn on the forum, what I found was a dog with corn tends to hobble on harder surfaces, but not so much on grass. The pictures I've seen of it doesn't look like anything he has. My guy can walk on the pavement fine but after 10-15min he starts to limp a little, doesn't matter if its on grass or pavement. So far no improvement, but he still wants to go out for walks. I'm gonna give it another day or two and if it doesn't get better he'll see the vet Saturday.

 

I'm pretty sure there isn't anything stuck in there, I use a very bright light and a magnifying glass and couldn't see anything, but that doesn't mean there's something not there. There definitely is a puncture, sorry the picture is the best I could make.

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I was going to say it looks like a corn also. My Andy limped on grass or pavement with his.

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Guest MyBoys

From what I understand their pads are pretty sensitive, if he stepped on something and their is a puncture there could also be a bruise underneath the wound which might be sore for a while.

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Guest UESBrindle

William had a spot that (from what I can tell from the picture) looked like that. I initially thought it was a corn too because he was liming. We took him to the vet to get x-rayed to see if anything was in there, and the first vet didn't see anything, the second specialist did. We ended up just soaking a washcloth in warm water and epsom salt mix, then wrapped his foot in it for about 10 min while he was laying on the floor, and then a plastic bag overtop the washcloth to 1. keet the warmpth and 2. keep your carpets dry-- we did this 2-3 times a day for 2 weeks, and whatever was in there came out.

 

Maybe try that? I don't know of a good way to have them actually have them stand in a bucket and have it soak while they're standing since William spends 90% of his time lying down.

 

Good luck!

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Guest Art_n_Popper

Good news!!! Popper is nearly back to 100%. Went to the vet on Friday but he couldn't find any specific thing wrong with his foot. It wasn't corn, no broken bones. But when the doc keep pressing on his foot there was visible pain and popper would pull his foot away. The doc gave about 5 days worth of anti inflammatory pills and whatever they were did the trick, or the puncture heeled itself? I really don't know expect now he's running around like before!!! Woohooo! :D :D :D

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