The last thing we needed right now was an unexpected expense... A few days ago, Maddie was limping. I checked out her paw and her pads were red and inflamed. But she seemed to get better after a couple days and stopped limping.
Then last night, she started biting at the top of the same paw. It was red and swollen and we said that if it didn't look better this morning, I would make an appointment at the vet.
It looked really bad this morning so I made her an afternoon appointment. By the time we got there, it looked even worse. The vet thought that it was a fox tail that went through the bottom of her paw and out the top. She couldn't find the actual fox tail and thinks it made its way out by itself. She sent us home with an antibiotic wash and some oral antibiotics.
I don't want to think about how much it cost so I'm not mentioning it here.