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.
Being in the woods
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