World's Biggest Baby Alert.
This face right here...
Ok, so back to Dante being a big baby. I can prove it!
At this point we're pushing three weeks ago that Ziva broke another nail, her first broken nail was a few months ago and that one has since healed. But this one she broke differently, to put it into perspective and to give you a mental picture.. somehow she managed to not just break this nail, but completely bust it! Unfortunately we've dealt with this rather frequently with her - Accident Prone Puppy HERE. I guess the one good thing though is that at this point we know how to care for broken nails, and when to call it quits and go to the vet.
It's not as bad as it looks! It's actually healing quite nicely.
Let me know if you need a good Southern Oregon Veterinarian!
Ziva let us fiddle with her nail long before we brought her into the vet. And by fiddle I mean use a cotton swab to gently clean out the dirt underneath the nail - OUCH! It hurt but some patience and lots of love got the job done.
Back To The Big Baby...
As we've been building we've been working really hard to maintain a clean ground and working area both for us and the dogs since they like to be involved. We pick up nails immediately after we drop them, clean up, and put away everything when we're done for the day.
Well, somehow Dante managed to slice his metacarpal pad on his front right paw. It's a super clean slice, so it couldn't have been a nail and we've been scratching our heads ever since trying to figure out how he did it! Our best guess is that he managed to cut it open on a sharp rock because we do have a lot of those around here.
You would have thought we were killing him when we tried to soak his paw! Between the yips, moans, groans, grumbles of some growling.. Lots of treats and patience later, we finally managed to soak his paw, clean it with some bactine, and bandage it up slathered in neosporin.
Poor big baby, thankfully we're onto day three and things have gotten much easier. I was even able to bandage his paw without Dz Dog Dad's help last night! #ThePowerofPositiveTraining Lots of cooing at him, treats, rubbing his face super slowly while soaking his paw, and quiet talking we got it done no yips, yipes, grunts, or growls about it folks!
Whew! This mama is getting her first aid practice in for sure! All these injuries recently, even Dz Dog Dad had to get in on the fun and managed to slice a finger with a utility blade this week! (He's ok!)
|"Maybe if I hide behind my sister mom won't notice me.."|
Wish us luck! Hopefully we'll have an injury free weekend!
Any big babies in your house?