Poor Abby. One morning her paw was swollen and she didn’t want to put any weight on it. We checked it out but couldn’t see anything. No sticker, no wound of any kind. The next morning it was even more swollen so off to the vet’s office we went. They had to put her under just a little bit to take x-rays, open it up, and clean it out. They didn’t find anything so we still don’t know what the problem was. We brought Abby home with her paw all wrapped up because they inserted a drain into the abscessed area and it needed to stay there five days.
Abby was really good-natured about it. Once the pain was gone she was bouncing around again. We protected the wrapping from the morning dew by adding an extra plastic layer. The wrapping and the plastic didn’t bother her any. We took her back to the vet to get the drain removed and all is well again. Happy Abby with normal paws.