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Just would like to know if any of you would consider weight bearing front toe amp if it was a frequent corn problem. Always the same toe but different places. Your input would be wecome. Thank you. :unsure

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No i would not consider it until all other options failed. My dog coach was limping last year we couldnt figure out why..took him to a vet who himself has a greyhound and he said he had a corn..he showed us and told us to get ABREVA (canker sore ointment) and place on the corn until it comes up enough where a vet or yourself can try to get it out. Also to make coach more comfortable we ordered him from the internet something called THERMA-PAW if you look it up online they have a website. Its a wonderful "shoe" type that has a thick cushion so when the dog walks its more comfortable the website gives all the info. We did this for what seemed like a long time then finally the corn was "up " enough that we could get it out..its was so small like a clear pebble stuck inside the paw cushion. Try that first..and follow the directions dont leave the "shoe" on all the time..and also vet said when you put the abreva on (we put it on at night when hes in his crate" leave the paw so it can get air.Hope this helps..btw..his corn came back so we are doing this once again..but i noticed so far its not that bad hes not limping as bad as the first time.

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(ack i Hate this new system I typed up a whole post and it vanished :angryfire ) I just went thru this decision with Cassie. She had a corn that we deald with for 6 years. I tryed everything hulling,dremeling,abrevia,duct tape,nailpolish, Thera paw,soaking. Nothing ever gave her relief for more than a few days. The last 8 months were nonstop limping and in the last 3 months she would get around most of the time on 3 legs. If you pushed on the corn she would squeal and pull her foot away in pain. The corn was on the right rear weight bearing toe. I had the toe amputated last week and I and If cassie could talk she would agree the I wish I had not waited so long. She shocked the Vets by walking on the foot 3 hours after amputation. Since then she has not limped or hobbled around. So I say if you try everything and the dang thing keeps coming back and causing cronic pain I would say amputate JMHO

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I'm FAR from making this kind of decision. However, I wonder if there is a difference in the effects of such procedure in Front bearing weight and Back bearing weight toe amp??

There's very little out there about front bearing toe.

Thanks :unsure

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I'm FAR from making this kind of decision. However, I wonder if there is a difference in the effects of such procedure in Front bearing weight and Back bearing weight toe amp??

There's very little out there about front bearing toe.

Thanks :unsure

I did have a foster who had a front weight bearing toe amputated due to dislocating. She ended up doing great like she never missed it. Good luck hopefull more who know will post.

Cassie: Pikes Clara Bell Swoop: My Man Swoop

BRIDGE ANGELS Psi:WD'S Aleford 3/17/00-4/25/10 Snowman: Gable Snowman 1/9/96-2/14/08

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Here is what I did with my boy...

He got 2 capsules of Bee Propolis once a day (i had to open them and put it in his food)

2 times daily soak in epsom salt & warm water (5-10 mins each depending on how patient he was being)

Every night I would slather on bag balm and put a sock on his foot

 

After 2 months everything looks greyt!!! There is no trace of the corn and he uses that foot with no problem. I have scaled down treatment and now he only gets one capsule of Bee Propolis and I put on the Bag Balm every few nights just because it is so dry and cold out...

 

Hope that helps some...

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Guest Plygreygirl

We also tried the Bee Propolis and it worked great for my Mia!!! This was almost a year ago and no re occurances since. I give her one capsule in the morning and no signs of the dreaded corns!!! It's worth a try!!! FYI you can get it a health food store and it's not all that expense. I would think that amputation would be a last resort.

 

 

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Yes, in a heartbeat. We just went through this with Mork, and I wish I did it a year ago. It was a back weight-bearing toe, and we agonized over the decision - it was the best thing we ever did for him, and we also tried everything - hulling, laser, bee propolis, dremeling, everything...

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