1 July 2010

Thorny issue

Diva's walk was cut short yesterday when she came up lame on her L front leg about 15 minutes into our jaunt through the deep woods. I checked her paws and didn't see anything but it was obvious she was in considerable pain because she limped badly. Fortunately we hadn't gone very far or it would have been a very long trek back to the car.  Later in the evening, on closer examination Michael spotted a very tiny mark on her pad, like a minuscule pin head. The head of it was far too tiny for needle nosed pliers so I decided to soak her paw in Epsom salts first. Then I used my regular eyebrow tweezers and finally managed to get a hold of it & pulled.  Out came a 1 cm. thorn! It had gone straight into her paw. Boy, did she feel a whole lot better without that in her foot!


  1. Ouch! Poor Diva. Glad the thorn was extracted & that she's back to her self.

  2. Glad Diva's OK now! Give her a big hug.

  3. Thank goodness you spotted the entry point and got that out! Could have been nasty. Poor Diva.
    Reminded me of our trip to Penticton - the first time the dogs got to run Pia had 4 feet full of cactus spines! We had to carry her back to the trailer, where we spent the entire evening soaking her paws and pulling them out. She was mighty sore. That was miserable terrain for the dogs - would never live in the desert.