Sunday, January 19, 2014
Lilly's Bumblefoot Update
Lilly still has pododermatitis (bumblefoot), but it is getting better (her feet are not inflamed or red anymore). Normally "bumblefoot" is caused by Staphylococcus aureus, which can be quite dangerous because it can get into the tendons and bone if not caught early and treated. Luckily, I caught it early and I'm treating her feet with triple-antibiotic ointment and have been soaking her feet as well (helps tremendously!). I'm also using shredded newspaper over her normal kiln-dried pine shavings because I think the shavings played a key part in her getting this (usually a cut is the precursor to infection). She is very cooperative and lets me treat her feet and doesn't "fight."