Claire and Boosh
24th Aug 2008, 1:10 pm
Ozzy has been licking his paw for a couple of days and on closer inspection he seems to have a swollen toe. The swelling is very uniform and does not have any redness or goo coming out of it so I dont think its a sting or infected in anyway.
It isnt affecting his walking - he is still very bouncy, but he wont let me touch it and he is licking it quite a lot at night time.
What could this be?
I think he might have fallen or knocked himself.
How should I treat this?
24th Aug 2008, 2:22 pm
At the vets, could be a grass seed or an infection. One of my clients dogs has a similar thing at the moment and the vet pulled a huge grass seed from under his nail
24th Aug 2008, 4:51 pm
Worth getting it checked out. He might have something in there or it might be an infection, or it might be just one of those things!
Soli went in for a swelling on the side of her toe knuckle joint (by the wrist) last November - had it x-rayed, the vet thought it was bone cancer so took the whole toe off and sent it away, but it turned out to be some sort of inflammation of the ligament/tendon. No obvious cause and not sure what it was, and she's not had any problems since (a little lame sometimes but I wonder if that might be phantom pain from the missing toe).