After further examination it was discovered he had developed a new pad like structure between the normal pads of his feet.
This new or ‘false pad’ was rubbing on another of his pads and causing a painful ulcer.
After numerous attempts at medical treatment and bandaging a decision was made by our Advanced Practitioner in Surgery Phil Owen to remove this false pad surgically.
Because the wound created by the operation was to be on Chisel’s foot we developed a special splint with the help of a DIY expert (Phil’s Dad!).
Chisel then underwent surgery and was back at the practice twice a week for the next 3 weeks to have his dressing and splint removed. He even found his own special way to remove his dressing by hooking it on a kitchen cupboard handle (as seen in the picture).
Pictures show him wearing his bespoke splint to stop him weight bearing whilst the wound completely healed, and the various stages of healing (which took several weeks of twice weekly dressings).
As seen here he is now back to 4WD (as his owners fondly call it).
Well done Chisel
To help keep them safe we have prepared a list of hazards to be aware of around the festive period. See our CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES
Many of our pets can struggle with the noise and flashing lights from fireworks, including rabbits and guinea pigs as well as dogs and cats.
This little dog who pays visits to the surgery, has a celebrity status, having an acting career in which he has featured in quite a few TV programmes