Did you know that dogs have toes and they can break. I know this now as our Doberman (Brenin) has one broken toe (front paw).
At first we thought he had a grass seed in the pad of his paw as he was limping, but when it started to swell and he wouldn’t let us touch it we decided it must be much worse. So off to the vet on Wednesday morning to have an x-ray. He came home Wednesday night looking very miserable — wearing his “bucket” to stop him touching the bandaged foot, he was one very unhappy Doberman.
It will takes between 4 to 6 weeks to fully heal and during this time, NO RUNNING. OK, if you tell a human, they understand, how do you tell a dog that they cannot run. So, my husband is at home for the rest of this week and next to “dog sit”. He has moved his recreational leave forward so he can be at home.
He doesn't usually come inside, but he looked so sad, they we let him lie on the couch in the evening and sleep in the bathroom during the night.
He has to go back to the vet next Friday to have the bandages changed and check how it is going and another x-ray in 4 weeks to make sure it is healing.