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    Senior Member Alain's Avatar
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    Hello,

    Last Thursday my dog dislocated her middle (right side) toe of the left front leg, ligament were injured to. She is been walking on 3 legs since them. After putting her a sleep, vet replace her toe straight, taped the injured toe to the next one and have her lower leg on a fiberglass splint. Of course medication (Deramaxx) and no walking (minimum).
    Vet told me that it can be a long rehabilitation to have her perfect and /or also it can be hurting her for rest of her life.
    I was @ a trial this week end and some one told me to have the toe amputated if it still heart her after long rehabilitation? I would agreed if that is the case, i was told that by being a middle toe it is less handicap then a side toe.

    Any advise is appreciated.

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    Alain Jetté
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    Alain, we had do deal with the same type of injury last year, except that it was the outside toe on the right hind foot. It was taped and a fiberglass clam shell cast put over. I had to have the bandage changed and the cast reset every two weeks for a total of 8 weeks and then another 4 weeks of very light work to allow full repair. So far it has done just fine. I am glad that I went to a specialist and chose this option. There may have been other ways that would have been easier/quicker, but this worked. Good luck. It is a long rehab!
    Carol,
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    Hi 2tall,

    First thank for fast reply and sharing your experience.
    From your experience, not only my/her trailing season is over but her hunting season to.

    Crazy how a dislocated toe take that long.

    Did some one told you about amputation can be an option....

    AJ
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    My dog dislocated a middle toe on his back foot last summer. He was in a cast for about 8 weeks, then very slow rehab to get him back into physical activity. He's perfectly fine now and the only time we notice a difference with that foot is if he's out on a full-day hunt in really cold weather. He had a slight limp on that leg, but once he's home and has rested the limp goes away. I'm hoping the limp was just because the injury was late last summer and that we won't see it again this hunting season.

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