We just got back from the vet, and (no surprise) they couldn’t find anything super wrong with her paw. No real swelling, no real scrapes, nothing matter with her joints, and it wasn’t smelly. The only thing they could find was a raw spot that seemed a bit oozy – they said it seemed likely that she had stepped on something and then in licking it…. Well, exacerbated the problem.
I got an antiseptic spray (with an anti-itch property to help her not want to chew it) and a Cone-of-Shame. For $81… Ugh! I feel a little jipped. But now we have the Cone-of-Shame that we can keep and re-use if this happens again, so that’s kinda consoling.
The only problem? She HATES having her paws touched and messed with. This is going to be a tough couple days! We have to spray the BOTTOM of the paw 2-3 times, 2-3 times per day until it’s healed. Wish us luck!
Even though it feels like I over-paid, I’m relieved it’s nothing more serious.