As we were getting ready for the day yesterday, I notice Parker was particularly quiet. Definitely not his normal, demanding, “where are we getting ready to do this morning?” Parker. I found him on our bed, chewing on his right front paw. After much coaxing (and ‘leave me alone!’ messages on his part) he let me look at it. It was red and warm, and the hair had definitely been chewed.
So, off to the vet we went. Thankfully Parker LOVES going to the vet. He loves to flirt with all of the ladies who work there, especially since I left Oliver at home and Rachel was with her daddy getting groomed.
Being a senior, I’m extra careful with Parker. He gets twice yearly blood work, and whenever a little issue- like his paw- crops up I like to get it checked out before it could potentially spiral into something bigger. There weren’t any cuts or masses, so it looks like it just got irritated somehow and he decided to go to town on it!
With Parker’s IVDD in his neck the decision to put a cone on him is always a tough one, but his vet and I decided that since he has such easy access to his paw otherwise (and he definitely wouldn’t stand for a baby sock!) to put a cone on him for the next few days. I’m also applying ResQ Organics to it as often as I remember to (at least 2-3 times) every day for the next week or so. ResQ Organics is made with manuka honey, a natural antibacterial agent, antibiotic, it helps fight infection and promotes healing. I’m pretty sure it’s also made with unicorn tears because it works so amazingly!
You know how the father in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” is always putting Windex on everything? That’s how I am with ResQ Organics- for both the dogs and us! Chapped lips? Yep. Hot spot? Absolutely! Mosquito bite? That will go away quickly! Oliver’s alopecia? Hair’s coming back from using it! I’ve used it on everything from a burn (on me, from my stove) to Oliver’s suture from his patella surgery.
Parker loves to feel sorry for himself in the cone! He won’t even let me get a decent picture of him. His paw is looking much better today. Thankfully the cone is keeping him quiet so it will be able to heal even quicker than being his normal wild man self!
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