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Vegansnake Thu 02-Mar-17 20:25:35

My dogs paw has collapsed instead of a claw shape,its flat.toes are flat and foot flat.looks like it's been squashed.it hasn't,it's been x rayed.no broken bones.its in a support to keep its shape and help him walk...vet not sure what can be done..he thinks tendons and ligaments arnt working...and he has asked for advice from other vets.mean while we wait at home....any thoughts or experiences of similar ?? Be glad of advice

Vegansnake Fri 03-Mar-17 12:04:12

Anyone out there had similar?

Shambolical1 Sat 04-Mar-17 21:36:09

Is he a running breed? My dog has one 'flat' toe from a running injury before he came to me, it's quite common in 'fast' dogs. I've not seen one where the whole foot has gone, but it's possible I guess.

Is it front or rear? Does he have normal reflexes? If you pick up the paw and 'knuckle' it over so that the top of the paw is touching the ground, does he turn it back over again? Straight away?

Vegansnake Mon 06-Mar-17 12:41:49

He's a whippet,thankyou for answering.i can't do what you suggest as the vet has him in a support bandage,we go back to night for a verdict,the vet is saying he may need 2 more operations,one that he is not sure he can do or that will work.

Shambolical1 Mon 06-Mar-17 16:58:11

Poor boy, did he hurt himself running and go lame, or did the foot suddenly become flat? This seems very strange indeed.

Hopefully the vet will have some answers for you. There are a number of surgical fixes for ruptured tendons but I'm not sure how they would apply to the whole foot or if they would be applicable to the problem your dog has; with any luck the other vets your own vet is referring to will be able to help.

Vegansnake Mon 06-Mar-17 20:43:52

Nightmare,saw the vet today,he ran blood tests.said my dog is very ill.cushings disease,liver and kidneys both have problems,he needs an ultrasound and his toe amputated,and lron levels are v low.liver and kidneys reading was of the scale machine didn't read that high a result,maybe Tumor so repeated blood tests taken and sent of..we are just waiting.

Floralnomad Mon 06-Mar-17 20:45:34

Poor little thing , how old is he ?

Vegansnake Mon 06-Mar-17 20:52:08

He's nearly 10. I've just done a thread asking for advice on the blood tests

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