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Q. My sister in laws 65lb pitbull got a stick stuck in her paw the other day. Her paw is swollen and its hurting her

A. These types of injuries are tricky to treat yourself. A stick could have splintered and struggling with a moving patient can make it difficult to properly assess, clean and not to mention very painful. I would book a vet appointment. Hopefully she is better soon.

Answered By
KATIE SHANNON

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