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Any Vets here?? Mesquite thorn... #7344764 11/11/18 03:03 AM
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Dog this morning had a mesquite thorn stick in her rear paw. I believe I was able to remove the entire thorn. Cleaned it but her paw has started to swell. We irrigated with peroxide and put some anti-microbial gel on it.

At what point should I take her in for oral antibiotics?

I'd like to wait till Monday if possible to avoid outrageous emergency vet charges on a Sunday. I obviously don't want to risk a nasty infection either.

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Re: Any Vets here?? Mesquite thorn... [Re: BradyBuck] #7344896 11/11/18 12:36 PM
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Update

Swelling has subsided some this morning. Still a little swollen and warm.

Still doesn't want to put weight on it.

Re: Any Vets here?? Mesquite thorn... [Re: BradyBuck] #7344904 11/11/18 12:52 PM
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I think itís pretty much normal for it to swell after those nasty things are removed. Topical antibiotics should handle it. Keep it wrapped so he doesnít wipe it off, maybe a sock.


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Re: Any Vets here?? Mesquite thorn... [Re: BradyBuck] #7344905 11/11/18 12:53 PM
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My Border Collie pup had thorns in paws. Vet pulled thorns, gave prescription antibiotics 2X day for 10 days and soak feet in Epson Salts bath 2X daily for 5 minutes.


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Re: Any Vets here?? Mesquite thorn... [Re: BradyBuck] #7344969 11/11/18 02:26 PM
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Itíll probably look even better by tomorrow

Re: Any Vets here?? Mesquite thorn... [Re: 68rustbucket] #7344974 11/11/18 02:33 PM
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Yep that's what happened to my paw when we were kids. You would think we would wear shoes outside IDK. Mesquite thorns always hurt like hell for a few days and always caused swelling. I'm sure it's the same with dogs.

Re: Any Vets here?? Mesquite thorn... [Re: BradyBuck] #7345334 11/11/18 11:49 PM
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Soak the paw in epson salts for a couple of days. If there is still anything there, it will fester and come out. It probably wont show up on xray, and oral antibiotics will keep it from festering.

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Few years back, mine got one in her paw...swelled up real big by Monday. Dr lanced it and cleaned it out on Monday morning...I was able to hunt her the following weekend but it came back and we had to the do the lancing again, this time on top of the paw. Keep an eye on it but they recover fast from thorns.


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Re: Any Vets here?? Mesquite thorn... [Re: Judd] #7346493 11/13/18 12:35 AM
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+1 on Epson salts will take the swelling down.

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Mesquite thorns can cause some nasty swelling. I had one come in on emergency once that had a big swelling and even a fever. Removed the thorn, antibiotics and anti-inflammatories and she was fine in a couple days. Probably would have been whether I did anything or not lol

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Well we are heading to the vet.

Swelling was going down and she was putting weight on it yesterday but today it's has swollen back up and she's limping again.

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500mg Amoxicillin 2 times a day

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I had a Brittany that got one the vet couldn't get out. The thorn has barbs and this caused it to eventually work its way out on the top of the paw. It took a while. Crappy deal.

Re: Any Vets here?? Mesquite thorn... [Re: Cow_doc.308] #7376990 12/14/18 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Cow_doc.308
Mesquite thorns can cause some nasty swelling. I had one come in on emergency once that had a big swelling and even a fever. Removed the thorn, antibiotics and anti-inflammatories and she was fine in a couple days. Probably would have been whether I did anything or not lol


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