We went back home over Easter weekend, where Silas (as usual) had a blast.
No thanks to my father-in-law, who cleaned off the field that housed the World’s Best Hide-N-Seek. Not only did cleaning off the field ruin the hide-n-seek, it also left it covered in sharp stubble.
That’s how Silas wound up with this:
I probably failed big time on the doggie first aid. That is, I didn’t do anything about it. It really bothered Silas for me to touch it, so after a once-over to make sure there wasn’t a briar or anything in his foot, I let it go. He licked it clean a few times over the next few days. I made sure it wasn’t swelling or looking too red or anything, and I let it heal on its own. It’s mostly better already, after five days.
Have you had a paw injury? How did you treat it? I couldn’t come up with any kind of medication that he wouldn’t just lick back off.