Tuesday, June 17, 2014

First Aid for Phod

Sunday was a beautiful day so after the house was cleaned, we head to the beach. Phod was having a great time with his new water toy (more about that later this week) and even more fun when we realized his old water toy had been found and was waiting for him on the beach!
Phod's old water toy - found! 
I threw his old water toy and on the way back he stopped and lifted one of his paws up. I could tell instantly it hurt. He started to limp on it as the Man and I went to check it out. We quickly realized it was bleeding.

I will be the first to admit I don't do well with blood. I do better when I am alone and have to, but if someone else is there, I can't handle it, so Man had to be in charge . The Man did a quick check of it and nothing major appeared to be in it. While trying to decide what to do next (we were at the beach about 5 minute walk from home), Phod started walking well enough that we decided we could walk home. At one point on the way home Phod threw up a little, not sure if shock or if he had played too much fetch. 

The Man putting pressure on the pay
After leaving a trail of bloody prints from the beach to the house, the Man put Lee on her tie out on the tree, while I came in to get the first aid supplies.  We decided we would treat it outside. The Man did a great job (with a very resistant Phod) cleaning it out (so what the water at one point went everywhere). He applied pressure and we both worked to try and get Phod to relax (keeping pressure on a paw of a stressed dog is challenging). 

Paw with cream on it

As Phod was starting to relax, Lee got herself so tangled in the bush I had to go and get her out. She went in the house. (We needed to only be worrying about one dog at a time!)

Two tired pups! 
By this time Phod's paw had stopped bleeding, so we put some of the K9 Kelp moisturizing cream (which is good for cuts too!) on it. Then we let him in the house and after about 10 minutes, he curled up and went to sleep.

Then every time he got up it kept bleeding. We decided to wait until the morning to go to the vet. The Man took him to a new vet (one closer to us as Phod gets so car sick). The clinic may not have been thrilled that he showed up without an appointment but too bad! Overall, Man said this clinic was fine (and it saved us hours of driving so for minor things this is good)

Because of where it is, they can't really do stitches. They cleaned it out, gave him antibiotics because we don't what he stepped on. There is a spray to help it too. He needs to wear a sock when he goes outside to keep stuff out of it.

My poor boy! He should be back to his normal self in a few days. POTP that it doesn't get infected!


  1. Oh Phod…. you got a hurt paw. I feel your pain. Tread lightly my friend.
    Sending POTPs your way.

  2. Oh no we send Phod POTP and we hope it heals up quickly. Here an old grooming trick for a cut to stop the bleeding is corn flour. I have used it once on a nail and it did work. Get well soon buddy.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Ouch! Poor Phod. We hope your paw heals quickly and will keep our paws crossed for you.

  4. WELL we wonder just what he stepped on, goodness sakes, we hopes he keeps his sock on when he goes outside, if he lived at our crazy house, gussie or Maggie would be yanking it off his foot!!! Be careful and heal.
    Stella Rose

  5. Ahhh poor baby. Hope your feets feel better soon. It sounds like it was well taken care if
    Lily & Edward

  6. Very fine first aid! Poor Phod, we're so sorry to hear about your paw. We know that with some TLC & more treats, your paw will heal just fine. In the mean time, beg for treats!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  7. OH ZAPHOD we are so sorry that you got cut... your peeps surely did a super job with the furst aide stuffs. BRAVO fur that.. AND fur not having to drive 87 hours to the other vet.
    I (Frankie Furter) have had LOTS of POTP this week and I know it WORKS... so We are Sending you Some big time POTP so YOU will not get an infection.

  8. OH NO PHOD...your sweet paw had a major ouchie and Lee you got all tangled...thank goodness your peeps were close by
    Hugs madi your bfff

  9. Poor Phod! We hope his owie heals quickly and without any complications of infection!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  10. you need to order the first aid kit I reviewed on Dakota's blog a few weeks ago (made by Sunny Dog Ink), it is FABULOUS.....I should keep one in the car.........we all should. Hoping Phod is ok!

  11. Poor baby. When Roxy's ear was bitten and it bled and bled, the vet finally had to use a tissue adhesive....it worked. We hope the cut stays infection free and will keep our paws crossed.

    XXXOOO Bella Roxy & Dui

  12. Oh dear! Yeas, keep that paw clean Phod!

  13. Uh oh, paw injuries are the worst. I hope it heals up soon!

  14. Poor Phod, sorry about your ouchie sending you POTP and hope you get back to digging soon.

    Aroo to you,

  15. Awww poor Phod!!! Ouch! Hopefully you can keep it from becoming infected!!!
    I'm glad to hear you are using the K9 Kelp! It comes in handy in so many different ways!
    Paws crossed for speedy healing Phod!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  16. Phod,, I am so sorry you have an owie!! Your momma loves you so much and wants you to feel better,, I do too...
    I will send magic healing bubbles to you- to make you all better!

  17. Poor Phod and what a shame after the beach was going so well with finding the old water toy. Thinking of you pal get better soon!

  18. Paws crossed it doesn't get infected Phod. Sending loads of love and hugs to you xxoxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  19. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Phod, I hope your paw feels better soon! (It is no good being hurt - how can you chase your toys??)


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