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feet/pad problems

Postby Mr. 16 gauge » Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:01 am

O.K., I'm hoping someone can help me.....I have a 5 y.o. female Chesapeake Bay Retriever that I hunt for both duck and upland. The problem I have is that when she runs, the first toe nails on her back feet rub against her 2nd toe and creates a nasty abrasion, causing her to come up lame. Dog boots don't work, as the toe still rubs against the nail while in the boot. Has anyone ever had a similar problem? She is usually out for 3-4 days after hunting upland, and I'm thinking about getting a second dog just for hunting upland (which is going over like a lead balloon with the wife). Any input that could help me with the problem would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Postby Benelli Slinger » Sun Oct 30, 2005 12:17 pm

this probably is stupid, but is it possible to steal one of the old ladies emory boards or files and trim those nails up a bit? just an idea
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Postby IBBoykin » Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:36 pm

Good response. I was about to ask if the dogs toe nails are long. They should be trimmed at least once per month. You can also use a dremmel tool with a tip that is similar in looks and shape to a drum sander.
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