Saturday, 28 April 2012

trying out the Pawz shoes for a dog

Today Penny went for a short walk in Darebin Parklands, wearing a Pawz shoe to protect the scar on her foot where she had the biopsy.

As it says on the Pawz site, Penny was fine about wearing the boot. (We've had it on a couple of times in the kitchen, accompanied by treats, to help her see it as a positive experience.) However, walking on the rocky hillside seemed to hurt her foot and she really wanted to lick it! But she was easily distracted.

I'd vote the shoe a success. The reason we were keen to try it was that we're going to Brighton Beach tomorrow and I don't like the idea of sand getting into her surgery scar.

When I picked the shoes up, from Melbourne Veterinary Specialists, I was told to stretch the top of the shoe for a couple of hours, just to make sure it's not too tight around her leg. I stretched it on the top of a small glass jar.


Also, we need to take care not to have the shoe on for long periods, because dogs sweat through their paws.

9 comments:

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

That looks like a great shoe! Looks good on you Penny! Whats that thing with the knob on the counter in the picture with the shoe on the jar. Mommy would say some sort of dial up toaster -- but it doesn't look wide enough to hold bread.

Stewey said...

That's great that the shoe is working. That photo of Penny on the bench is adorable! Enjoy the beach tomorrow!
Stewey

Mitch said...

Have a great time at Brighton Beach, Penny!

Love ya lots,
Mitch

proud womon said...

very stylish - blue becomes you penny!

parlance, i do hope her other foot isn't similarly afflicted!

parlance said...

Lassie and Benjie, it is a toaster, but for some reason the photo made it look all weird, as if it's shorter at one end. It's just a normal toaster.

parlance said...

Thanks, Stewey. Penny had a great time at the beach. (I think her foot might be sore, because I didn't put the shoe on after all. Silly me.)

parlance said...

Thanks Mitch. Penny had a fabulous time, but as I said to Stewey, I'm wondering if it was silly of me not to use the shoe. We'll see how she is when she wakes up from her nap.

parlance said...

proud womon, I suspect there's something going on with the other front foot, as I said, but I don't think we'd go down the path of surgery again, unless it seems to be really bothering her.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Thanks for answering our question about the toaster. Now Mommy is in the mood for some toast!!!