Guest HeatherLee Posted August 19, 2016 Share Posted August 19, 2016 https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7WYe3y0SkwlV2toMEoxc0hLYkk I think Gambler might have a corn. About 3 weeks ago he (seemingly) randomly started limping on his right hind. He wouldn't put any weight on it but there was no signs of serious trauma and we couldn't figure out the cause. So we waited a few hours to see if it would improve. He did improve to putting weight on it but obviously favoring it. A few hours after he walked on it but ONLY on smooth surfaces like the brick or concrete flooring but absolutely not on the gravel outside or rough concrete road. I inspected the hell out of his feet and saw nothing. Palpating his whole leg with not a problem and very minimal tenderness on the toes of that foot. (he's the kind of dog that will LET YOU KNOW if something hurts.. he's a princess, and a diva, he will growl and snap if it hurts.. but nothing) He went to the park with other greyhounds the next day (a baseball field with soft grass) and ran around and played just fine, but slower than usual. He seemed to improve. A few weeks later he was walking better and playing a little better. He's living with me now in an apartment in downtown Phoenix so there's basically nothing but smooth surfaces so he seemed to be ok. He goes up and down the stairs but I can tell he ever so slightly favors that foot. Anyway.. today on a walk he went over a small rough gravelly area and started limping when we were crossing the street. Unfortunately I had to pull him across the road quickly so we wouldn't get run over. He put weight on it again walking on the sidewalk but it's sore again. I gave him some pain medication and checked out his toe and noticed this (in the picture linked above). The toe is now visibly inflamed and there's a small dot there. I started researching corns and realized that he may have had this coming for awhile (if indeed that's it) because I do look at my dogs feet often and I remember months and months ago seeing a small black dot on his pad and thinking it was just natural pigmentation. Could that have been a sign of a corn? What are your thoughts? Does this look like a corn? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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