Marley, our Golden/Poodle mix, has been licking the bottom of his right front paw, limps around, and wimpers a bit if you put pressure on the padding. I looked up everything that could be wrong (broken nail, lodged thorn, cut, fugus) and don't see
anything wrong with it.
He does have some hair and I might try to trim it tomorrow to get a better look. I can put pressure on the top of his paw, all along his leg, I can move his pads around a bit to look at the 'in between,' but if I push on top of the pad he pulls it away and whimpers.
I am thinking that it's a bruised paw, so I'm wondering if you think that might be correct, and what I can do to help this out. I will call my vet tomorrow and leave a message for Monday, but I would like to know some tips to help him out for tomorrow.
I've read mostly that you're not suppose to give them human pain meds, even though I found dosage for asprin. I might just have to try to keep him comfortable at his bed area...
Any tips or experiences you guys have had would be really helpful for me.. and our morale.
Thank you very much!
Also he was in wet conditions all weekend out in an Aunt/Uncle's arce of land. I read that that can cause problems with fungus or bacteria, but he was back Wednesday and he just started limping this morning. Thanks again.