Friday, August 17, 2012

Here we go again

Last night I took Miley to the park. Before we left I thought I saw her act weird on the deck at home but when I watched her walk again , she seemed fine. So at the park we did two runs across the 12 foot carpet. She was fine on the carpet but once in the grass she limped. I checked her feet. Ran her again across the carpet, she was fine, in the grass she was limping. So here is a video of her walking at the park. First in the parking area. There are some small rocks on the pavement. Then watch what happens on the gravel.



Of course I was freaking out. What the heck.  I took her home thinking about having to pull her from the trials I put her in. Maybe having to pull her from L.M. seminar. Ugh.  When I checked her back foot, the pad had a splinter in it. (I had to put on my glasses and use a magnifying class). I tried to remove it but she screamed when I touched it. I told my husband I hardly touched it at all. I decided to take her to the vet the next day. If Miley  thinks Im causing her pain, she'll never come near me again. So I made her an appt today.  I took her in. I told the vet what was happening.  Miley wasnt limping now.  She she checked miley's leg. I told her I thought it was a splinter. I could see she was skeptical. I told her about the glass in the foot last year.  I showed her where I saw the splinter.  She agreed to open the pad right there with a needle. And she was shocked when she saw the large splinter in Miley's pad. She told me, "I just thought that was discoloration of her pad, Wow".   So Miley has a small cut in her pad now. It should heal in a few days. She seems ok but and I havent seen any limping in the grass today but she hasnt been running either. So hopefully I was right and now the problem is solved. I think I need to toughen up Mileys pads. I havent even been taking the dogs into the river because I thought that was causing pad problems. So no one has been in the river since the last day I had that puppy.
Java's doing much better. But now is bored because she isnt allowed to run, jump or play.

9 comments:

Sara said...

Oh man, Miley and her limping. I'm glad the vet listened to you and checked the pad out. Fingers crossed it was just the splinter.

Chris and Ricky said...

Gosh I can't believe it! Miley is a magnet for foreign objects in her pads! Hope it heals quickly and thank goodness the vet didn't argue with you!

Poor Java. It is tough to keep a Sheltie quiet!

Amy / Layla the Malamute said...

Ugh!! I'm glad the vet believed you even if she was skeptical at first. Hope Miley heals quickly!

Cedarfield said...

Have you thought about buying her boots?

Priscilla said...

Oh no, there are so many cases of limping sheltie lately. What a relief that the vet finally listened to you and found the splinter. Hope it heals quickly!

Poor Java, life must be really boring now!

corbinwooten said...

So glad to hear it was just a splinter. Hopefully it'll heal up perfectly and you'll be able to enjoy the upcoming trial.

Hope Java is healing well, too!

Dawn said...

Seems like Miley is always getting into some sort of trouble! Hope she feels better now that it's out. Wish they could talk and TELL us what is going on!

vici whisner said...

Oh boy! Tazz is a magnet too. I'll be hiking and he will just stop walking. I know to check his pads. Sure enough there will be something sticking him. Once while walking Fin in a leafy area, the leaves were sticky and kept sticking to her feet. You would have thought they were stinging her! The drama! Can't wait to hear how your trials go! Good luck.

Kathy said...

Wow, what is it with Miley's ads and things getting way into them! Bet no one should ever doubt what you say...do you know your dog or what? Glad you got that taken care of! Guess the lesson for us is go with your gut!