Saturday, May 21, 2011

Nailing the Healing

Dolly looking back at her sock and hurt toe
It was about 4 weeks ago that our Weimaraner Dolly was outside playing at daycare and one of her rear toenails was broken off. It was a nasty situation. Daycare got the bleeding to stop and we immediately took her to the vet. They cleaned it, put her on antibiotics and bandaged it. The bandage didn't last more than a couple of days from going outside, etc. She could still walk and even run, so the bandage wore out. Over the last couple of weeks we tried bandages, wraps, etc. and she worked them off. I finally got the idea to use a sock and a strip of Velcro around her ankle to keep it tight, but not too tight, so that she won't lick the toe. It worked.
  So, every day I bathe her foot morning and night, and apply medicated powder, then cover it. She keeps the sock on all day without problems.
Dolly and Sprite wait to get in the house
  The vet told me though that it could take another 4-6 weeks for the nail to re-grow, if it does. So, the bathing and foot wrapping has become my new springtime activity. :) As long as Dolly heals, I don't mind at all. If your dog needs a foot bandage, try a Sock and Velcro strip wrapped around their ankle. It worked!

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next