Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Moxie's wounded paw

Took Moxie to the lake on Sunday for a swim. The water was so high the park was closed and we actually swam in the parking lot. Moxie cut her foot on something, at some point. But she was having too much fun to notice so she didn't tell me her foot hurt until I got home and gave her a bath.

She basically "scalped" her toe pad, tore the tough outer pad part off leaving a sensitive bloody nub. Nothing that can be sutured or closed so we have it bandaged to heal. Hopefully it will heal quickly. Moxie is not amused by her bandage. She was really good about not chewing it. She left it alone all night, until I went to take my Mom to the car dealership this morning. I was gone 40 minutes and she had it off when I got back. Grrrr! So its on with the e-collar while I can't watch her.

We went ahead with her therapy visit at UBH this morning but decided against going to training. She got lots of sympathy pets and cuddles from the patients in the hospital, but I could tell she was sore at work, so we just went home and skipped training this week. Hopefully she will be better by Sunday. Sunday is her big birthday blowout party at the dogpark. Everyone, who is ANYONE will be there! Loads of pics to come!

4 comments:

Debra Kay said...

Poor little Moxie. Soaking the paw in Hawaiian salt water helps. If you can't take Moxie to Hawaii you can get some Hawaiian salt and make your own.

Oscar Airedale said...

Aw Moxie, hope it heals quick. A bandage would stay on my paw for about 2 nanoseconds!

Licks
Oscar x

Ferndoggle said...

Ouch!!! That sounds like it hurt! Poor Moxie has to be a cone head :o(.

Feel better soon!

Sherman, Penny & Lola

Cynthia Blue said...

I hope she heals up soon. Chase 'blew' his pads out a few weeks ago. Both front paws, the thick outer layer of skin came off. Poor boy was limping for days. They are better now, but I'd like to find ways to prevent this.

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