Re:Help - Brownie swollen foot
- Hi Lyn,
Thanks for your reply and thoughts. I had hoped to get him to vet
today, but vet only offered me one appointment time when I called a
little after 9AM - 9:45 AM - and that was not enough time to con him
into the carrier (he is semi-feral and really tricky to get to the
They did not seem to think it was a big deal and I have another
appointment tomorrow morning - this time I'll have plenty of time for
It may a wound of some sort - although I can manipulate it without
causing him any discomfort and there is no smell or discharge.
Michelle from Australia kindly emailed w/ an experience she had w/
her kitty Chingy - his foot got infected from toxins released by
dead/dying tissue. This could be the case w/ Brownie as well.
The vet's office was very unhelpful w/ any information without seeing
him. They are so afraid of liability it drives me crazy.
I have clindamycin (antibiotic drops) on hand, so I started him on
that tonight (2 ml SID).
He seems well enough, eating, playing a bit and sleeping alot. The
paw looks a little more swollen, I think.
Thanks again all, for your input. I will keep you posted!
ina & the brownie
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, elfinmyst@... wrote:
> Hi Ina
> I saw the second message where you say it's a swollen toe.. and it
> raw. That seems more of a wound than a thrombosis, but I`m not a
vet so I say
> that with caution. Could he have an abcess on his toe or a ripped
claw which has
> got infected. A ripped claw with abcess will also fit with a foot
> that long ago. Does his foot wound smell nasty or have any pus?
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