I am Walter and this is my World.

I am Walter and this is my World.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


When walter goes out and gets his boot wet, it causes all hell on his feet. His little toes look like hamburger and he's on a week's orders to NOT wear his shoe...which means serious scamperland time. We got really good ointment from the doc, and an "over shoe" to go over his shoe but does anyone else have any sore paw/blistered pad treatment ideas? I am at my wit's, wit's end with all this.

“Supposing you have tried and failed again and again. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "Failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.”

-Mary Pickford


Bubba T Pug said...

No ideas sorry just wanted to tell you to spend the week cuddled next to Mom as she works. Wishing both of you a very Happy Holiday!!

S said...

Have you tried putting a muttluk (or other doggie shoe) over his shoe? Not sure if that will make it harder for him to be mobile, but it will keep his feet warm and dry.


S said...

Oops--you have an overshoe! I would go with the vet's ointment but if you want something else, paw wax is supposed to help protect th pads


Anonymous said...

oh the poor little boy. I don't have a clue.. does the overshoe help? What about bagging his paw after you put the sock on? It will look silly but we do that at softball when it's gross out, saves you from soaking wet feet.

Pearl said...

I wish I had some practical suggestions for you, Heather.

All I have is hugs! Wishing you and your handsome boy a very merry Christmas. What a ride 2009 was! Bring on 2010, huh?!


Freya's Human said...

Poor Walter! They make these things called pawz (http://www.amazon.com/Dog-Boots-Pawz-Set-XXSmall/dp/B000VZZRWU) that may help keep the wetness out. In fact, you could put it on all of Walter's feet so you don't have to worry about the de-icing stuff they put on side walks and roads.

Outside of that, ointment. Good luck!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi heather and walter!
i am not sure if he has nay room in his shoe for a sock, but what a bout a moisture wicking one that would help keep the wetness off of his little feet?
here is a link to some bamboo baby socks... http://tinyurl.com/ydzbo78

m & e

doyle and mollie said...

oh dear we dont have any really good solutions either
does your vet know of any spray liquid bandage / waterproof barrier type product that you could spray on to his wee paw!! we wanted to wish you a furry happy xmas full of fun, laughter and indulging!

Pug(s) and Bugg said...

I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED!!! http://www.4weebeasties.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4&Itemid=4

We used these last winter, we had XS but could have used S much better. I bet M would fit over his boot, MAYBE L? Contact Annie there at 4Wee Beasties, she has become a dear friend and would love to hear about Walter's story and help him in any way she can, I am sure. They feel like sturdy balloons- dogs don't like boots because they need to feel stable. This way it's water proof but not bulky and he still feels the same. LOL... a little foot condom perhaps??? "BOL" as the pugs would say.

Good Luck!

Sequoia & Petunia said...

We love the quotes you use at the end of the posts.

Heather and Walter said...

We will be looking into all these excellent suggestions dear ones!!! you are all the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!

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Tweedles -- that's me said...

Walter and mom we are sending love and hugs and hope for healing the footies.
Lots of wonderful suggestions from all the friends

Becky said...

How about Bag Balm for his feet. It's used on cow udders, good for all kinds of skin problems, even on humans. My Dad used it on his dogs and cats. It's usually sold at feed stores.

PugMoon - Paula - PAPugMom said...

Heather; What wonderful suggestions given to you for Walter. I see some urls I didn't know about that I may check into for my pugs. I was going to suggest the bag balm that Becky already had. Works wonders for chapped paws. We use it here if need be. They also have a protector to put on the paws to keep the snow and ice from accumulating on their hair/pads and helps keep the salt off that causes alot of the ouchie for them. Forget what it is called at the moment.

Big hugs and kisses to Walter, that his little paws heal up fast.

Emily said...

I am a little bit too late on this, I hope you see it...but I had an idea. And I'm sorry if it offends...BUT...what do you think about putting a condom on it? They're cheap, waterproof and fit.

Andrea said...

Hi Heather and Walter,

Perhaps you could try Traumeel Homeopathic cream on Walter's foot? My Naturopath originally recommended it for my Labrador who has chronic Atopic Dermatitis. It also comes in tablets.

You could also use Louise Hay's book, "You Can Heal Your Life" to heal Walter. I used an affirmation on my Pug's foot when he had a benign tumour - it vanished in 3 days, to my vet's amazement.

I also used the Traumeel cream on Grover's tumour. I would rub it in twice a day while I said the affirmation (he had to wear a bucket collar).

Happy New Year,
Andrea and Grover