Large dog with abcess in front foot : LUSENET : Freedom! self reliance : One Thread

I have a 12 year old weimeraner. He began to chew on his front legs last week... within a couple of days he was limping.. by Tuesday of this week he couldn't put any weight on his front leg. He began to act really sick to I took him to the vet. His fever was 105 and they took bloodwork, did a biopsy, told me that he had an abcess and that they biopsy would help us to understand why. Does anyone have any ideas while we wait for the tests? Any experiences like this? I'm at $405 right now without the follow up visit... I need doggie insurance!

-- Donna Rhea (, February 20, 2004


If it were me I would soak his paw in epsom salts and keep him on whatever antibiotic they prescribed. Good luck!

-- (, February 26, 2004.

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