Guest Fogyreef Posted April 8, 2016 Share Posted April 8, 2016 Our six year old Whippet, Tristan, broke toe 3 (main weight bearing) on his front right paw. We gave it a year, but it healed badly and he's not adapting, including nail bed infections from bending the nail sideways while walking. It's time to take the toe. The two surgery consultations so far have differing opinions on whether or not to sew the adjoining toes together by stitching the skin between the toes. One facility says it will increase stability and improve aesthetics, and the other says the skin will tear too easily and the toes need to spread out while running. He only runs for fun. He's about 10% bigger than normal and has slightly malformed paws that don't bend as much as they should. He's more up on his toes than his brother. While I'm here, the "sew the toes" shop wants $2500 while the more "no sew" facility is suggesting $1200-1800. What is your experience with regards to the operation, and price? Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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