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
Please be assured that all of your furry friends are important to us, whatever they need
As we gradually ease out of lockdown we want to thank you again for all your support and patience throughout the pandemic
IS IT JUST A CASE OF OUR PETS ‘GETTING OLD’? SHOULD WE JUST ACCEPT THE INEVITABLE DETERIORATION AND SLOWING DOWN?