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Posted 03 November 2004 - 01:16 pm
The Vet put her foot in plaster. After a few days I noticed a funny smell and cut the plaster off there and then. She'd got gangrene in the broken toe, it was all colours and badly swollen .
Rushed her back, the Vet on Sunday afternoon call out, was the same bloke who'd put the plaster on.
He was insistent that he'd get her right again, make good his mistake and put her straight on a drip, keeping her in for a few days.
It didn't work, the infection spread. I went along with the free treatment offered for months. I allowed the removal of 2 green toes, watched her hind leg wither and start to draw up under her belly. I watched her temperament deteriorate to a point where any person or animal that got too near the leg received a warning, and if they didn't move sharpish, the follow up was a snap.
After 3 operations, 2 of them amputations, and talk of a 3rd, I called it a day. I had to hold her muzzle shut before the vet would come near enough to give her the lethal jab. At the time I felt like letting her get a good grip on him, just the once, before she died.
The lurcher I have now is with the pet vet for jabs or whatever. Things have moved on since the early '80s. Even so, any injuries, and I'll be looking elsewhere for specialist treatment.
Edited by smallmouth, 03 November 2004 - 01:18 pm.
Posted 03 November 2004 - 03:34 pm
the vet i use is very good and yes the price is sky high but the dog is worth every penny and it is about 8 weeks since her toe was removed she is get back into running as it is a heeled up now
Posted 03 November 2004 - 03:57 pm
When I think back, an old guy who kept coursing greyhounds told me to use insulation tape to bind the broken toe to its neighbour, (it was the outside middle on the left rear foot), and rest the bitch up for a few weeks. But I wouldn't have it and went running to the vet...........
Edited by smallmouth, 03 November 2004 - 03:57 pm.
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