Abby’s paw is doing much better but I am still going to continue to soak it in epsom salts which seems to be helping. We still cannot find what caused the problem. There is no sign of an ingrown hair, mite, etc. I appreciated all the advice and feedback from the Scottish Terrier News family. I am going to be starting quite a few diet changes for Abby to help with her allergies.
Here are some comments that were received via email:
“Our female Scottie Lydia had one several years ago and we had it removed surgically with no ill effect. Our vet in Maine recommended this action. I did not understand that this could be from allergies, ingrown hair, mite, etc. until reading your note today. She now has developed another one this winter. We are waiting to return to Maine in May before determining next step, but I wanted to thank you for information. Lydia lives with us in Belize 6 months of the year and I will certainly make sure she’s thoroughly checked for a mite of some sort or a foreign object. She is 13 now and we will avoid surgery if at all possible.” Thank you. – Janet
“I had a Scottie, Meagan, who developed one of these on one foot caused by an ingrown hair. The vet surgically removed it. She never developed another thank goodness!”- kvcoleman
We also received some terrific photos!
Here are Arthur, Bitterman and Dudley. Don’t they look awesome!
Here is Allister. He is a one year old wheaton Scottie.
Here is a stellar crew – Moxie, Duffy, and Mac. These cuties can hold a pose much better than Abby and Bridget 🙂