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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Health Update


Ziva here...Don't mind me...just snuggling with mom to help her feel better. Mom realized she never updated our furfriends on Dante's cut pad and my nail. You can read more about that incident HERE.

Mom had to take me back to the dogtor, she said my nail is growing weird and doesn't seem to be healing. The dogtor is worried that I might have an infection under it, probably cause I won't stop licking it and ripping off the bandage mom puts on my foot - doesn't she know how annoying foot bandages are though? Anyways, now I have to take pills with each meal (antibiotics) to see if the nail will get better. So far mom says she can't tell the difference. I don't mind the pills though, mom usually hides them in cream cheese. I know they are there but don't tell her that! Sometimes she doesn't hide them well enough and I spit them out, this is my strategy to get a second round of cream cheese! I'm a smart girl!

As for Dante's pad? It healed up really nice mom and dad did a good job and he doesn't mind the foot wrapping. I tried telling him that he could chew it off but he just grumbled at me and left it on.

Dz Dog Mom Here!

If Ziva would leave the bandages alone I bet her nail would heal quicker, we have about 1 more week on the antibiotics with her. I can't tell if it's getting better or not, but at least it isn't getting any worse. If this doesn't work the vet wants to check for a fungal/bacterial infection under the nail and maybe do a biopsy, but I think she'd benefit just having the nail removed and letting it start over fresh. OUCH!

Anyways, wish us luck! Looks like we also need to readdress Dante's nose issue. I'll have an update on that later.

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  1. Ouch! One of our collies, Holly, had a problem with a toe. She had an infection around the base of the toenail. It just wouldn't heal, and they did a biopsy fearing it was cancer. It came back as just a bad infection. But we tried rosin salt foot soaks, antibiotics, and she had to wear a cone for two months. Finally the vet removed the toe, and now her nickname is Toeless. Lol. But she is almost 11 years old, and the missing toe hasn't slowed her down at all.

    1. Ouch! Poor toeless! Hahahaha :-) I hope it doesn't have to come to that, but I guess it's good to keep it in mind.

  2. And btw - we have to say you guys have heart melting expressions! I bet you get spoiled like crazy with those faces!

  3. (((((Ziva)))) we hope that nail heals, but I have to agree, removing it seems the best course of action. Yay for Dante's pad healing, but we sure hope & pray his nose is alright, you've been dealing with that far too long


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