how do you treat this? splint and bandage for 2 weeks which doesnt work 95% of the time which then results in needing surgery to amputate the tip
when this photo was taken she was on sedation and pain relief to cope
the cone designed to stop her from licking her foot didnt work too well but we kept it on for as long as possible
luckily Cadbury fell into the 5% because the split helped stabilise her toe and not need surgery.. but a complication from having the split on were pressure injuries to her feet and pad so more pain relief, antibiotics and sedation to give the wound a chance to heal....
we did have to change pain relief drugs on to a more milder drug, and there was a point that they thought she would cope without pain relief and that didnt end well.. being a labrador she still bounced around even when she was unwell or in pain and my only advice is you know your pet so speak up... I had a a4 sheet of paper with all the reasons she needed to be on pain relief and how I knew she was unwell... she was not eating, started limping when the previous day she had be fine and she didnt quite seem herself... we are very lucky and have a fantastic vet and they put her back on pain relief for the duration of her antibiotics which I was very happy about... and so was Cadbury
eating her ham bone
not very impressed with her santa toy
tucked up in her puppy nest
after getting to take the bandage off (with the cone still on) they asked us to stop her from licking her foot to give it a chance to heal... well that didnt happen and because she was licking the same spot and the cone was rubbing her leg is rubbed off a patch of fur...
she still hasnt got back to walking just yet but I think were almost there
fingers crossed its not too long