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#156489 - 05/18/11 11:59 AM Re: Nikon's foot - is it better? [Re: SunCzarina]
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I know, and I can't wait until that dead chunk falls off for good!
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#156511 - 05/18/11 01:23 PM Re: Nikon's foot - is it better? [Re: Liesje]
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Aww, what a good boy to have his foot soaked. I hope the dead chunk falls off soon.
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#156648 - 05/19/11 12:59 AM Re: Nikon's foot - is it better? [Re: jarn]
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Looks like spa day, only it's not so fun for him!!

What a good boy smile

I never thought of the double wrap - the vet wrap in two places like that. I had a heck of a time keeping that darned paw wrapped. I completely understand what you are going through.

I do hope he heals quickly, so glad there isn't any generalized inflammation around there!
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#156705 - 05/19/11 11:48 AM Re: Nikon's foot - is it better? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Yeah the double tape is excessive but really helps keep the sock on. Lately I've just been taping it above the foot, then I pull the top of the sock back down over it, and tape it there again so it's not taped on the hock. The trick is taping it so it can't slide, but not taping it so tight that it cuts off circulation. I've tried lots of tape (various medical tape) but so far, the duct tape is working the best, and it's the most water proof (has been raining here for...I can't even remember how long now). My mom wears all her socks through at the heel so last night she gave me a bunch of pairs for Nikon.
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#156736 - 05/19/11 02:45 PM Re: Nikon's foot - is it better? [Re: Liesje]
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LOL, forgot you said it was duct tape - love it!

I save my old crummy socks for dusting, but used up my stash with Max when he did this. Now that I know he's allergic to cotton, I'm using some cheap $10 booties when his paws are trashed. But, as you said, I worry about the breathing...

I hope you don't have to do this for too much longer!
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#156753 - 05/19/11 03:49 PM Re: Nikon's foot - is it better? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Lisa have you ever used dogbooties.com? You can get booties for $2.50. I'm going to order a bunch of them since Nikon wore out his other ones (different kind, from the pet store).
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#156763 - 05/19/11 05:13 PM Re: Nikon's foot - is it better? [Re: Liesje]
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No, I hadn't ever seen that site before. Wow, what a great resource:
http://dogbooties.com/dogbooties.html

These are the ones I've been using when Max's paws get torn up:
http://www.petguys.com/-030172845030.html?productid=-030172845030
he can't really walk that well in them, they don't fit well, but for a cover when I go to work to keep him from getting at his paws, or at night, they have been working okay.
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#156775 - 05/19/11 05:30 PM Re: Nikon's foot - is it better? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Falon gave Nikon the Toughtek with the Velstretch strap. I like that the strap is somewhat elastic. He wore a medium and it fit on his hind foot over the other wrapping. I like that one b/c the material is waterproof, has some grip, but isn't rigid or thick. Basically I just need something a bit tougher than the sock, not slippery on the wood floors, and water proof so for the price it's the best option. Unfortunately Pan got hold of it so now I owe Falon another but I'm ordering a bunch for him and any future issues.
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#156782 - 05/19/11 05:43 PM Re: Nikon's foot - is it better? [Re: Liesje]
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I like that the Toughtek give traction. Do you know if there is any cotton in the material?
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#156816 - 05/19/11 08:32 PM Re: Nikon's foot - is it better? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Not sure, I'd guess not because it feels more like rubber. Not sure about the velcro straps though.
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