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!
The Jersey Boys
Here is Allister. He is a one year old wheaton Scottie.
Allister & Friend
Here is a stellar crew – Moxie, Duffy, and Mac. These cuties can hold a pose much better than Abby and Bridget
I noticed that Abby was having trouble walking one day. She would trip over her one foot and when we got home she would lick the paw constantly. I noticed some changes to her paw but it is a struggle to look at them as she is really sensitive.
I took her to vet and found that she has a interdigital furuncles which are basically cysts on her toes. Right now I am soaking her foot 2-3 times a day in epsom salts. We go back to the vet next week to see how they are.
Toe cysts can be caused by ingrown hair, a foreign object embedded in the toe, or a skin mite. I am not sure what caused this but I know that allergies can also be a factor.
Have any of you had this issue with your Scottie? If so, can you update the comments with your experience and what you recommend for Abby?
As of yesterday, Peaches in Chittenden County was still looking for a forever home. Here are her details. She is seven years old and was apparently given up because she didn’t get along with the other animals in the home. WTF??!! [read more…]
The Scottish Terrier News is doing a giant mailbox clean-up and attempting to catch up on all our old mail. We thought we’d begin with an email that is exactly one-year old today.
It showed a picture of super cute, four-month-old Redgy of Dallas, who, today, would be 16-month-old Redgy, presumably still of Dallas and still super cute. He was one of Sassy’s all-boy litter so he’s no stranger to the media spotlight
I have a 7 1/2 yr. old wheaten colored Scottie named Bonny Rose that I just love. She’s my first and only Scottie… so far.
Bonny Rose and I were just visiting my parents and my mother asked me a question about her that I didn’t know the answer to. I thought you might be able to help. Bonny Rose’s back is a fairly dark wheat color. She has a blond face, chest, legs, skirt and tail. There are two blonde patches that extend up over each of her shoulders that I call her “angel wings.” My mother wondered if all wheaten colored Scotties have those two light patches of color on their shoulders. I’ve seen a few photos of other Scotties with these markings but I didn’t know if all wheaten Scotties have this. Do you know?
I don’t know, but I’m betting there are some Scottie News readers out there who do.
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