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Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
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My whippet has been limping for the past 5 days. Her front

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Hi my whippet has been limping for the past 5 days. Her front right paw is effected. Two days ago I managed to get a tiny round bit out which was em ended in the paw- but I am not sure if this is what was causing her to limp now as she is still limping. I have been immersing her foot in warm salt Walter acoie of times a day.My question is should I try wrapping her paw up and putting magnesium sulphate paste on the effected area to see it this draws anything out, as there is a tiny hole on her paw.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 1 year ago.

Hello again Katherine,

Sorry to hear Lilly has a problem, however I have worked out a reply for you below.

1. Wrapping the paw and using magnesium sulphate paste certainly is not going to any harm, but if there is any degree of infection in the foot or an embedded foreign body of any kind no matter how small then in my experience prescription drugs such as antibiotics are almost certainly going to be needed. If things do not improve it may be best to have your vet take a look.


Dr Scott
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