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He was playing with a bag that had new sandals in it and the…

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He was playing with a bag that had new sandals in it and the rubber band that comes on the shoes my dog got tangled around his foot and I’m not sure how long it was on there but now his foot is swollen and hurts to touch. I am not certain how long his circulation was cut off it was less that 24 hours. I noticed it when I got off work.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Is your dog bleeding a lot?

No bleeding

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is your dog's name and age?

Jax he is 5 1/2 months old

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Jax?

No. He’s a very healthy dog. He’s our special little guy a rescue and I’m just beside myself this has happened to him

Submitted: 26 days ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 26 days ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 26 days ago

I am sorry to hear Jax got a rubber band around his foot.

Is he putting weight on the foot, or limping or dragging it?

Is the foot warmer or cooler than the other feet?

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 26 days ago

If the foot is warm, and he will walk on it, that is a good sign. Hydrotherapy and massage can help restore circulation.

It actually is a good sign the foot hurts; it means he can feel it.

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Customer reply replied 26 days ago
Oh good. So if I just work with it you think in a couple datebook or so it will be ok?
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 26 days ago

You didn't tell me yet if he is walking on the leg, or limping or dragging it. Does the foot feel warmer or cooler than the other feet?

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 26 days ago

The answers to those questions will help tell me if he will get better on his own or if he needs to see your veterinarian.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 26 days ago

If the foot is colder than the other, that is not a good sign. If he drags it rather than walks on it, that is not a good sign.

If the foot is warm and he is walking on it, it should get better.

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Customer reply replied 26 days ago
He is limping on it, it was cold to touch an hour ago but it is no longer cold. He will not put weight on it and when I touch it he cries
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 26 days ago

It is good it is feeling less cold. It is good he can feel it.

Likely the swelling will go down in a day or so and he will be OK. If you want to know more, I would have him examined by your veterinarian. How long ago did you take the rubber band off?

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Customer reply replied 26 days ago
I got home from work at 8:45 so it’s been off for about an hour
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 26 days ago

If it has only been a hour, and circulation is starting back into the foot (feeling less cool) that is a good sign.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 26 days ago

If it feels warmer and warmer, if his toes are pink not pale or blue, that is a good sign.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 25 days ago

How is he doing? I have not heard from you.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 25 days ago

Please let me know if my answer was helpful and if you have other questions.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 24 days ago

How is the foot today?

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