On Thursday night my mom noticed that my left hind paw looked red and swollen. She made me lay down so she could look at it, and then she freaked out and called daddy over and told him to bring his flash light. Daddy brought over his flash light and then they both spent about 10 minutes shining it on my foot and staring at my foot and talking about how bad it looked and how swollen it was. Mom took some pictures of it. This is the least gross one.
On Friday afternoon mom came home early and took me to the vet. This is my vet. They are really nice there and I always like visiting. I charmed everyone there and impressed them by saying "hello". Then they took me in an exam room and mom got me to lay down so that she could show the vet my yucky toe. The vet gave me a homeopathic remedy, and gave mom two little envelopes with more if it, and said to give me one a day for the next two days. The remedy was in a powder, and it wasn't very much, so it's a lot better than taking a pill! She also gave mom a little bottle of calendula tincture, and told her to mix some with warm water and soak my foot in it for 5 minutes at a time three times a day. That didn't sound so bad. But THEN she said "After you soak the foot, squeeze the toe a little to see if you can get the fluid to come out. It has to drain, otherwise the infection will get worse."
Squeezing my toe? That does not sound good to me! Here I am looking scared when mom called me to go to the kitchen to get my foot soaked.
Here I am glaring at my mom after she and dad finished soaking my foot and squeezing my toe. The only good thing this weekend is that mom made a LOT of biscuits today. She used some of my canned food, they are made with buffalo and duck meat. I'll post pictures of them soon. I hope all of my blog friends had a better weekend than I did!