I have a similar question. Creasey has very rough pads. When you touch them you can feel a ton of little pieces sticking up. I was thinking about using some sort of salve to help. Maybe Bag Balm or something? Any suggestions? She's limping and noone knows why, not even the vet. Maybe it's bothering her??? All I know is the it's killing me to watch it.
She usually limps after lying down for a while and yet she runs and plays just fine.
For the pads you can put balm on them but do it at night before bed so she is not walking around with it on her feet.
for the limping,she is still growing,it could be just her growing.
Have you added Vit-C to her diet?
Get the Ester -C.You can give it three times a day or twice a day.We give 1000mg but you can do 500mg.
can be purchased from Wal-mart.
Ester-CÂ® is a buffered form of Vitamin C that is "body ready" and 4 times more available to the tissues than ordinary Vitamin C, which is highly acidic. In Ester CÂ®, the acid is buffered with calcium and processed to contain threonate, a metabolite which dramatically enhances absorption.
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usage is increasingly proving beneficial. Although animals can manufacture Vitamin C in their bodies under ordinary conditions, stresses such as heavy exercise, injuries or respiratory problems increase the demand for Ester-C in dogs. An important component of collagen or connective tissue, Ester CÂ® functions as a chondroprotective, anti-inflammatory and immunoresponsive substance.
Vitamin C has non nutritional properties in higher dosages. For example, the anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties of large doses of Vitamin C are widely recognized. A growing body of anecdotal evidence is accumulating from veterinary practitioners who have begun recommending Ester C vitamin ascorbates in place of ordinary ascorbates to achieve these effects.
Many veterinarians and pet owners have turned to Ester CÂ® calcium ascorbate because it is a gentle way of administering Vitamin C to dogs and horses without gastrointestinal upset. Because they have found that Ester CÂ® ascorbate is gentler in the stomachs of animals, it could be given at the higher doses necessary to achieve desired non nutritional actions.
I will definitely be getting her some Ester-C and also some condroiton for her joints. Our vet said that we had to do a series of x-rays while she is under anestesia to diagnose anything. He examined her leg for about a minute (never looked at the pads or toes mind you). It's exensive and we don't want to jump the gun if it's something that will cure itself. It's not the we wouldn't do whatever she needed, but I am so protective that I take her to the vet a lot and most of the time she was fine! This has been going on for three weeks now.
I just saw a thread on Pano and it sounds like her! For a few weeks she's been limping after getting up from lying down. She is still running and playing, but I can definitely see a difference in the way she runs. It's slight, but it's there. For a while we had a hard time figuring out which leg it was because she seemed to limp ona different foreleg every time we looked. What do you think? Any experience with it?
Sorry about the rambling...I'm just not sure what to do next. Thanks in advance. Melanie
Melanie, Sadie does the same thing. I've had her checked and xrayed and nothing is out of the ordinary. She'll be fine then after a bit of running around she'll limp a bit. She'll do it after lying down for a bit. I am going to try that Ester-C and see if that helps. I am hoping it's just growing pains. I will also give her a good rub down that seems to help.