Dog is constantly licking his paw and cant walk on it now?

Dogs Dog is constantly licking his paw and cant walk on it now?, 2 weeks ago my dog started walking and i noticed he was limping and he stopped walking on his right paw.Tthe vet told me to wait 1 day and if ...


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04-08-08, 15:26
  Dog is constantly licking his paw and cant walk on it now?
2 weeks ago my dog started walking and i noticed he was limping and he stopped walking on his right paw.Tthe vet told me to wait 1 day and if it still is happening bring him in . The next day he was still doing it. We took him to the vet and they said he had a punctured wound or something, they put him anesthesia and said they removed the infection and put him in a cast. 3 days later we bring him back to the vet they take it off and say everything is fine. I noticed ever since then hes been licking his paw like nuts again and about an hour ago he started limping and not walking on that paw again. can anyone help? i just spent around 150 dollars just last week and it didn't fix anything.
The vet gave me the antibiotics and i have given it to my dog as directed and it was not a cast my mistake, it was a bandage. Wen we came back to to remove it the doctor said the infection was clearing up fine


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04-08-08, 15:29
 
take it back to the vet... when you said anesthesia did you mean antibiotics coz the vet should have given you some.
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04-08-08, 15:53
 
Well that doesn't sound right at all. They removed the infection, put the dog on anesthesia and they put a cast on for only 3 days? You need to find a real vet to look at your dog's paw
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04-08-08, 16:10
 
Well, is it swollen? I think maybe you should take your dog back to the vet, but NOT the one you went to last week...
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05-08-08, 01:18
 
Take him back to the vet and make sure they give you an e-collar this time and possibly a topical spray to help the foot heal. Since he was just there, they shouldn't charge you for an exam, just the actual products, which shouldn't be expensive.
Even if they fixed the paw, his licking at it can cause the problem all over again. They probably took the dressing off so soon because they didn't want the wound to be sitting in moisture -- it will heal better if left . But dogs get in the habit of licking because it makes the wound feel better temporarily, and you have to be able to break the habit by preventing him from getting to the paw so that it can heal.

Just wondering, did they say the dog had an abcess? I'm assuming that's what you mean by "removing the infection," especially if he had to be anesthetized for the procedure. If so, they should have given you antibiotics, but if they didn't, make sure you do get some.
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05-08-08, 02:10
 
Yup - need to see another vet for a second opinion. There could be lots of reasons for this but it's time to get to the bottom of it properly.

At the end of the day our pets are expensive - there's just no getting away from that fact - but these symptoms are persistent and still unexplained so you can't just ignore them.
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