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He broke all of his toes. After 4 weeks of having the splint, I took the cast off because the foot was swelling and the vet was closed. I then took him back and they resplinted it because it was still broke. Now, it has been another 6 weeks of him wearing the cast. I called the vet and they told me the press on his toes and see if it hurts him. He didn't mind it so I took his splint off. Just like last time, his foot is nasty, has dry blood everywhere, and his hair has come off in places. I washed his foot with warm water and antibacterial soap. Should I lightly wrap it with some gauze and neosporne after letting it have some air for awhile? :ponder:
 

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He is a chihuahua, so of course his bones are tiny. We recently got a Golden Retriever and he was playing with my chihuahua and got too rough and bit his foot before I could stop him. The golden barely had any teeth at the time but bit hard enough to break his toes. =( His pads are thin, but I don't see any open wounds on them. Where his dew claw is, its just a sore from it being pressed against his foot. But on the other side of his foot, it's like the cast wore his fur off. When I pulled the tape off in the place a patch of fur came off. It is a surface wound, not bleeding or deep.

He is doing very good with it. Cleaning it constantly but IS putting lots of pressure on it. Holding it up from habit though.
 

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I would leave it if there are no open sores then call your vet to have him check the foot to make sure its properly healed
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tbh I wouldnt have removed the cast myself but waited until the vet could do it
I think your best recourse now would be to take your dog to the vet again and allow them to check over the foot

better safe than sorry
 

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I am taking him tomorrow to get it checked and get his nails clipped on that foot. I worked at a vet for a year so I knew how to take the cast off, never learned what was to be done next because I just did the deed then the vet would take the dog.
 

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Aloe vera is great for healing. I keep a plant growing for all of our use. You can also get it at health food stores just make sure to get it without color or additives.
 

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Took him for check up. He is fine. Normal sores from having cast for so long. Foot is cleaned up and looking good. Thanks everyone.
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I'm glad he's doing fine!
 
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