Dew claw bleeding
This is the second posting I've made in as many days about my dogs. This concerns the other one. Ziggy just turned four last week ,and I've had him since he was six months old. He's a rescue from Petfinder..a Boston Terrier, Sheltie mix. Picture a black and white Boston with a long tail and pointy Sheltie face. He is a very athletic dog, 25 pounds of pure muscle and is totally obsessed with balls. He's even on the doggie park calender as July's boy doing a high leap for a tennis ball. They're his favorite but he likes soccer balls too. Two weeks ago he came up to me at the park dropping his ball at my feet, and I noticed blood on his white paw. He was bleeding from the dew claw. I took him home and washed it and he was fine. But Saturday he was racing around the park catching balls and then I noticed blood on both paws. Took him home again and washed them off. They aren't swollen or didn't bleed much. In fact, if he didn't have pure white paws I wouldn't have seen it. My other dogs I 've owned were a greyhound and Afghan hound , the fastest dogs around, and they never had this problem. He doesn't limp or wince when I shake his paw. I certainly don't want to amputate this claw. I was told to wrap a bandage around both paws when I take him to the park. Any other suggestions? I don't want to deprive him his greatest joy in life...chasing balls.