Well, after deciding we needed to treat Triscuit to a nice fun day, we packed up the car and took her to a local dog training club that was having a “Save the miniature pinchers” fundraiser. For a small fee, you could have your dog partake in lure coursing. Since Triscuit is a retired racer and a sight hound, we knew she would love it. We were right, she loved it alright. But on her second time doing the lure coursing, she took a corner too big, ran into a spectator bench and jammed her shoulder (slight cut/bruised muscle), and then took the next corner too big again, ran over some cement, and the cement took off her the skin on her toe pads from 3 of four feet. Ouch. Triscuit cried and barked…walked away fine, but when she got home, she was limping pretty bad. We had no idea her feet were such a mess until I went over to massage her shoulder and looked down at her feet. A and I almost threw up, but emailed the vet, got some bandages, and gave her some TLC. The vet looked at her feet today, cut most of what was left on her little feet of toe pad skin, put her on antibiotics and pain medication, and warned us they would be really sensitive for awhile, as well as their is a good chance this would happen again. She has been a champ through all of this, but is always hard to see a pet in pain. I was crying on the phone when making the appointment today 😉 My little girl. I thought I would share some pictures of my #1 patient.

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