Q. My boxer reportedly broke his thumb two days ago. The paw is swollen. I'm giving him rhymidyl 1 tab Q 24 hrs.

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A. If the toe is broken it is best to keep his activity limited as much as possible and to prevent him from licking or chewing at the area with the use of an Elizabethan (cone) collar. If the swelling worsens or continues even with kennel rest and pain management, then speaking to your veterinarian and having the toe rechecked is best.

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