Sunday, April 24, 2011
Ari makes his way into the house again. Poor boy sliced one of his pads open. Interestingly enough, there was no limping that alerted me to the issue. Hundreds of blood spots dotted the surface of the deck with a big smiling Ari sitting right in the middle of it all.
He was a gem when I cleaned it out with a concentrated vet solution . It was filled with sand and dirt and needed quite a lot of attention. I then filled the slice with antibiotic ointment, packed the now closed wound with gauze, wrapped it with vet wrap and covered it all with a bootie. Of course, shortly after the incident, it began to rain so each time he went outside, I had to place a baggie over his foot that was secured with a rubber band. Can you believe that he has yet to even acknowledge the existence of this contraption on his foot? Many other dogs in the kennel would have not only chewed it off by now, but likely eaten it. I think he's just happy to be able to sack out on the couch and spend extra time with all of us inside.