My poor Dino has a had a rough couple of days.
We here in Cleveland got socked with snow followed by an ice storm. I took him out for a walk on Thursday and when he came in, he was limping. I looked at his paw and it was all red and inflamed between the pads. He wouldn't let me touch his paw and he howled in pain. My sweet Dino never complains about anything.
So I made an appointment to take him to the vet that day. My new manager was SUPER understanding and let me leave for an hour and half to take him. When we got there, they took him in the back and I could hear him just wailing in pain. It was awful!
When the vet brought him back, he said that he thinks he has a puncture wound which could have been caused by the ice. He told me to keep and eye on it and he gave me pain meds and antibiotics. Dino being Dino still barked his head off when he smelled another dog in the waiting room.
"Ms. Starr, would you mind taking Dino to the car and then coming back to check out?"
Ahhh...the life of a beagle mom.
The swelling has gone down but he's still limping so there might be something actually impacted in his paw. If it doesn't get better tomorrow, I'll have to take him back for x-rays.