Riley woke up and was raring to go this morning, in true cattle dog fashion! She wasn’t quite over the anesthesia when we went to bed last night, so I’m glad to see her back to her non-pitiful self today.
This is the third nail she’s broken off a good portion of (the second one that she’s had to get removed) and her vet said she looked at all of her other nails yesterday and that some of them had grooves or dents in them from where it looked like they had tried to break off but grew back in and repaired themselves. Riley’s nails taper to a sharp point instead of being one thickness all the way to the end, so the vet said that it could be one reason they’re breaking so easily–because they’re thin at the end. So I asked what we could do to strengthen her nails…I mean, do we put Sally Hansen on them or what? We’re going to use an Omega-3 fish oil supplement with EPA and DHA to see if that helps.
The supplement they could sell me at the vet was EicosaDerm by DermaPet–8 oz. for $21.98 (would last 40 days). I said I wanted to price it elsewhere and I’m glad I did. I got 32 oz. on Amazon for $31.14!! Yay, I love finding a good deal (it was marked down from $88.98)! So we’ll see if that helps, hopefully it will.
Oh, and sorry I haven’t been around to all of your blogs in a few days–I’ve been doctoring Riley since this weekend. I will catch up!!
17 thoughts on “Pretty Foot”
I still says you can use dat bandage to your advantage and clubs all da bad dudes. Anyhows, glad to hears dat your footie is feelin' better. Hope da fishy stuff works for ya!
Woof! Woof! LOVE the PINK bandage. My mom uses a liquid supplement on my food that helps out my coat n strengthen my bones. Take Care. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
That pretty pink bandage, isn't going to be a pretty pink bandage, for long!Maybe I should stop giving Stumpy fish oil so her nails wear down!Stumpy and me
We are furry glad to hear she's feeling better, and hoping she can go on Friday!Rudy's Raiser
So glad Riley's back to herself this morning. I can't believe she's lost three so far. We haven't run into this with Spike and Dru at all yet. Maybe it's because we're so terrible about trimming their nails?Amazon is truly taking over the world 🙂
Oh Oh Oh….can I sign da bandage????? Yes, I want to put P-U-D-D-L-E-S on it…dat spells Puddles.We loves a good deal too but not on supplements, dat no fun to buy…toys are fun to buy…hehehehe!Anyways, I is so glad Riley is feelings betters and back to her old self.Puddles
Glad to hear she's feeling better! We thought of you when we saw the cattle dog on Westminster! He was quite the looker!
Glad you're feeling better, Riley!-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby
Happee to hear you are on the mendBenny & Lily
Great news your doing better Riley. Love the pink foot.
So glad Riley's troubles might be over…amazing deal, pat yourself on the back!
Happy to hear Riley's feeling better. I chuckled imagining you applying Sally Hansen to her nails. :)Kudos to you for finding a great deal! Isn't that the best feeling knowing you've saved yourself so much money?!
Glad to hear Riley is doing so much better. Don't worry — we will all be here — Riley comes first!
Yay! I'm glad Riley is feeling better! I read about this in your comment on another blog and am just now making my way over.. sheesh!! Thanks for being so understanding about how behind I am. :)Wags,ZonaPeeS: Isn't Amazon the bestest??
Stanzie has that problem too. Thanks for the info on the supplement!!Wyatt's Mom
It does sound a lot like SLO to me. Even the pointed nail ends. Lilac's nails will actually grow out from underneath her other existing nail, which looks rather creepy. I will say that the shorter you can keep her nails, it helps to keep them from breaking as much. We tried the fish oil and stuff, but didn't see a change, although I know that it does help with some dogs who have it. And I wasn't willing to have a toe amputated to find out, either! 😉 Her nails are hard as rock, too, and we usually take her to the vet to get her nails trimmed because we can't cut them very well here at home.We keep vet wrap and gauze pads here all the time. When she breaks a nail, we just bandage her up until the next day and usually it's not bleeding anymore by then.
Glad she's feeling better. No fun when the running gear isn't working right. 😦