Life with Jasmine and Juliet, Our Rescued Dachshunds

Random notes on our experience with our two rescued miniature dachshunds

Another Trip to the Vet

on August 1, 2007

I noticed Jasmine licking her paw this afternoon, and after I took a close look, I noticed a sore on the top. I took a tissue and wiped it off and noticed it was very swollen and oozing. Ick. I called the Vet and took Jasmine in. Apparently, something had worked its way into her paw and had infected a vein all the way down to her pads. Owie! We called Jasmine “pointer dog” because she was constantly lifting her left paw. We never saw anything wrong before today…and now we realize that she may have had a foxtail embedded in her paw since we got her. Luckily, we got to it before the infection became too serious. She’s now on antibiotics (which was a real struggle to feed her). Now, we just need to figure out how to keep her from licking and chewing it. At least she can still go on walkies!

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One response to “Another Trip to the Vet

  1. Terie says:

    Found your site through Google Alerts, and just had to read through all the posts!I loved reading about Jasmine! We rescue too (from pounds, puppy mills, shelters, and rescue groups), and it’s wonderful to read about another precious baby who found her forever home!

    The love and care you so obviouly feel for this little girl really touches my heart!

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