Swollen and Purple Dog Toe

by Brandy
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Swollen Dog Toe

Swollen Dog Toe

Sadie is a 10month 53lb pitbull who has swelling toe that started 4days ago. She isn't walking on it. I have pictures. Today it's red/purple-ish Could it be an abscess from foreign debris or a bite. Maybe broken toe? She's doesn't want me touching it. As you can see it's progression. I tried to show pics of its worsening. She does stand on it and will take steps on it but most she holds it up and hops.. especially in front of her daddy. She's the world's biggest daddy's girl.. I just feed/water and you know, keep everybody alive but dad gets all the love. Lol

Editor Suggestion Regarding Sadie's Swelling Toe

Hi Brandy,

'm sorry to hear that Sadie is having trouble with her toe. The symptoms you describe - swelling, color change, and reluctance to bear weight on the affected toe - could be due to several reasons such as a foreign body (like a thorn or splinter), an infection, an insect bite, or a fracture. It is difficult to determine the exact cause without a physical examination.

Given that the toe is getting worse and has changed color, it is important to have Sadie examined by a veterinarian as soon as possible. They may need to take an x-ray to rule out a fracture or use a fine needle to check for an abscess or foreign body.

In the meantime, try to keep Sadie from licking or biting the affected area. You can also try to keep her off her feet as much as possible to reduce any further inflammation or pain.

I hope she feels better soon and please keep us up to date on her progress!

Editor and Publisher
Dog Health Guide

Please note: This information is intended to complement, not replace, the advice of your pet's veterinarian. Always consult a vet for professional medical advice about your pet's health.

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Sep 27, 2023
any updates on your pup NEW
by: Anonymous

any updates on this situation? please let us know...

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