Stray Aid - A Stray Dog's Best Friend - Charity No. 1117372Registered with Fund Raising Regulator
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Vet Diary - Better Off Than On!

When Corinne, the beautiful greyhound, attended our animal welfare centre, with a limp, it became clear that the cause was related to a toe, which was unfortunately not sitting at quite the right angle! This type of injury is often associated with the Greyhound Racing industry, where dogs are travelling at high speeds on a track and then go into a bend, putting undue force on the toe. This can be a career ender for "good racing dogs"In some cases, this is just what we call a "knocked-up toe" where the toe is angled upwards but the dog still stands on its pad.

Unfortunately in Corinne's case, the toe was knocked over to the side so when she put her foot on the ground the joint was in direct contact, causing significant discomfort. Unfortunately the toe could not be re-positioned so there was only one solution - amputation.

Corinne toe Corinne toe after

As you can see, with the toe gone, the pain also disappears! She still has 3 good toes on that foot, which is more than plenty to allow her to lead a normal, happy life. If you would like to help us continue to help our dogs, please visit the Support Us page on our website www.strayaid.org.uk

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