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#155849 - 05/15/11 10:30 PM Re: Nikon's foot - thank goodness! [Re: Liesje]
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I'm glad you found something that works - basket muzzle, duh of COURSE!
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#155852 - 05/15/11 10:37 PM Re: Nikon's foot - thank goodness! [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Originally Posted By: MaxaLisa
I'm so glad that you were able to manage it. I would have never thought of a basket muzzle to keep from the licking and chewing. Do you have a link to the one that ultimately worked? Maybe not a bad idea to have around....


I can ask. It's probably not cheap, he said it is a DPO competition muzzle (DPO is similar to SchH but more for police dog type work, and in many protection sports, dogs must show commitment to engage even while muzzled). He can lick through it so proper wrapping/boot will still be a must.

It looks like this
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#155907 - 05/16/11 09:20 AM Re: Nikon's foot - thank goodness! [Re: Liesje]
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The picture works...that way I have an idea of what was used. Thanks!
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#156207 - 05/17/11 02:15 PM Nikon's foot - is it better? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Do you think it's looking better?

This pic is from over a week ago. He just had a bath so the area is clean. This was three weeks after the nail split.


Then this was two days ago. I took the pic and THEN soaked his foot so it's a bit dirty and of course after I took the pic I trimmed the hair on the foot pads, trimmed the broken nail back a bit further. I can take a new one tonight.


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#156237 - 05/17/11 03:08 PM Re: Nikon's foot - is it better? [Re: Liesje]
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I do think it looks much much better but its still icky. Poor boy, no wonder he wanted to chew on it, looks like it had a nasty itchy infection.
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#156239 - 05/17/11 03:10 PM Re: Nikon's foot - is it better? [Re: SunCzarina]
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It looks better but still not good.
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#156256 - 05/17/11 03:40 PM Re: Nikon's foot - is it better? [Re: BowWowMeow]
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It's a lot less sensitive (I can touch all over, even pick at the nail) but still bleeds and oozes nonstop. I think he prefers it wrapped now. If I unwrap it, he is constantly stopping and trying to bend over, like it itches and he can't help but stop and bite it. If it's wrapped, he doesn't seem to notice (but cannot be trusted to not chew at it for fun during the day). The nail is so close to being gone. The bottom piece which you can't really see in the newer pics is like a very loose tooth. The top piece that looks like a normal black nail in the first set of pics is now white/clear like it lost pigment or the black parts fell off.
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#156260 - 05/17/11 03:46 PM Re: Nikon's foot - is it better? [Re: Liesje]
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It is gross! sick it is most likely the pressure on his foot that is keeping it open and oozing. Have you tried putting calendula cream on it? If you can find a calendula/hypericum mix I would go with that because the hypericum helps with the pain/itching.

I also really like Rejuva Spray. When someone has a nasty owie around here I use the Rejuva Spray during the day and the calendula once in the morning and once at night, before bed.
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#156282 - 05/17/11 04:13 PM Re: Nikon's foot - is it better? [Re: BowWowMeow]
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I haven't put anything on it but what the vet gave me. I'm supposed to keep it coated in the antibiotic powder so anytime I change the wrapping (2-3 times a day) I re-apply the powder. She was pretty adamant about keeping the powder on it for at least two weeks. I might run out and have to get some more (mainly b/c Pan got hold of it, bit it, which put a little hole in the side and I lost some).
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#156284 - 05/17/11 04:18 PM Re: Nikon's foot - is it better? [Re: Liesje]
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LOL naughty Pan Puppy. I wonder if the vet could inject it with antiboitic? Hurts just thinking about it...
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