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    My dog dislocated her toe this afternoon playing in the yard. We got it back in place and iced it down. Afterwards we wrapped it with tape. Has anyone had experience with this? Thanks.

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    Yes - the vet but a splint from over the top of the foot over the toes and to the bottom of the foot. The vet wrapped. Dusty had to wear it 3 weeks. He didn't have an issue after is got the splint off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti Benton View Post
    Yes - the vet but a splint from over the top of the foot over the toes and to the bottom of the foot. The vet wrapped. Dusty had to wear it 3 weeks. He didn't have an issue after is got the splint off.
    This is also how the vet treated my dog with a broken toe ... splint, wrap, and rest for six weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Labs R Us View Post
    This is also how the vet treated my dog with a broken toe ... splint, wrap, and rest for six weeks.
    Same here....dislocated toe that stayed wrapped for 6 weeks. The only time we notice any issues is if he's been out field hunting all day in really cold conditions. He will come home limping a little on that foot but after an evening of rest is fine again. I know our vet said to expect arthritis in that joint.
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    Indy did the same several years ago. The outside rear right toe was pulled out and ligaments strained. The ortho surgeon put a clam shell cast, (which might be the same as the splints described above) and wrapped it. He had to wear it for 8 weeks with trips to the vet for bandage changes and check for pressure sores every 2 weeks. He has never looked back! The ortho said that surgery was a possibility but was often less successful than the cast/wrap method. He also suggested that once damaged, the injury would be likely to reoccur. Fortunately that has not happened!
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