I quickly looked at the gash and saw that it was down to the muscle and tendon with a flap of skin and pocket below the open part of the laceration. I'm sure he hit the front of his hock on a log or rock when he was running. Luckily it wasn't really hurting Zephyr and he could walk with no problems, so we booked it home. At first the goofball still wanted to run and play on leash. As we got closer to home he did start to limp. We made it to the vet's in 45 minutes.
|That's a really nice wrap job you've got there Zephyr. His foot was bandaged for two weeks, with changes in between. He didn't have any trouble with rubbing of toes or skin.|
Zephyr had no problems with the anesthesia and ended up with eleven stitches and a drain. Luckily there was no damage to the muscle or tendons. When I picked him up he was still very drowsy and needed a little help walking and climbing into the car. They had given him a bag of fluids so he really needed to potty when we got home. Then he fell asleep for few hours. When he woke up his foot was a bit tender, and the next morning too. But, he wanted to eat before going back to sleep.
|Oh, I just need to roll around and kick it out in this fresh new snow.|
|Look Mom, I'm a Pharaoh Hound!|
|I'm done Zephyr!|
|Geez, he can be a pest when he's feeling good.|