Something's wrong with my baby :( Crooked toes, bony mass

  • I think it is time to ask your vets to get a consult from University of Penn. Something is very wrong and the longer you go treating just symptoms and not the underlying issue, the worse it could get. I will ask a friend but it worries me when they treat and don't know why.

    Edited to add this:
    Heard back from friend FAST… she said:

    I'd take him to Dr Franczuski at VRC in Malvern 610-647-2950 he is the best ortho I have ever met

  • I certainly have never heard of this….. Agree with Debra, specialist is in order....

  • Took him today for his bone biopsy and they amputated one of his toes for biopsy. They put him under sedation and he's whimpering and drooling…I feel so bad for him 😞

  • So sorry for what you are going through. When they suffer, we suffer. It isn't easy, but hopefully you will get some answers. Hang in there!

  • Poor baby! I hope you'll get some answers very soon.

  • Oh gosh, never heard of them amputating for a biopsy.. sound like it looked very suspicious. I am so sorry for both of you but yes, hopefully this will give some answers.

  • We got the biopsy results back. It is Calcinosis circumscripta. He's going to be fine and doesn't need any treatment. He got his stitches out Thursday and he's now back to normal 🙂

  • Never heard of this?

  • I think that should be "Calcinosis circumscripta".

  • Yes! Autocorrect did that. My phone didn't recognize the word.

  • Wow had never heard of it either, glad all will be okay!

  • You have no idea how encouraging it is to hear this. We took our 1 year old in for a dislocated toe…apparently he has lax joints and that toe needed to be amputated, at that time they x-rayed the other paws and the other back one showed up with lytic bone. The vet said this could be infection or cancer and to amputate that as well. We thought that was extreme at the time and didn't do it. Instead we took anticbiotics to clear up the infection...5 months later we are awaiting surgery in 2 days to have it amputated and sent off for histology. He's been on antibiotics for months and the new ones have taken care of the swelling but now his lymph nodes are enlarged and he is obviously sick. We have had every test possible without amputating and no answers as to whats going happy your dog is going to be fine and have hope that our boy will get the same diagnosis.

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