Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Paw wash imminent...

In truth, these days, following my visit to veterinary dermatologist Peter Forsythe in April, a paw wash is ALWAYS imminent, even when I have been walking across ground that is nowhere near as muddy as that pictured above.  And it's not just a gentle rinse, but a thorough working over, focusing on making sure the deep clefts between my paw pads are clear of mud and grit.

The good news is that I have been free of those horrid interdigital cysts, which made my (and Gail's) life a such misery earlier this year, for over six months now. Cross paws that things stay this way through the winter.

Gail says Dr Forsythe is already her clear choice for Man of the Year.


  1. Bertie, that's very good news, but you be careful, the cold weather may hurt those tender paws. Wear your boots if it's snowy or icy. We wouldn't like to see you suffer again.

    Inca xx

  2. We hope your paw washes don't include dunks in freezing highland creeks. You need nice, warm water to get your paws extra specially clean. So happy there are no cysts!

  3. Hari OM
    Well, Bertie, that is good news, and long may it be the case! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. Sorry about the paw washes, but SO HAPPY to hear those cysts are gone!

  5. Good news on the paw front. Has Gail checked into the "paw washers" that are available here in the US? If not available in the wilds of Scotland, we will send one for you to try. Here are some examples, just in case: and


    1. Gail says: Thanks for the tip - I'll investigate

  6. We will vote for Dr Forsythe too should there be a poll!! What a wonderful bit of news that even with all your manly adventures your feets are holding up.
    That is for sure lots of mud and will probably take twice as long to wash.
    We hope Gail is feeling better too
    Hugs madi and mom

  7. YAY! So glad it is going well!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  8. Bertie - Six months is good.

  9. Great news that the cysts are gone!!
    It's so important to look after our paws isn't it?!
    Lots of licks, your good friend Morrie!!

  10. YAY I am glad the cysts are gone! That is paw some news.

  11. Sorry about the paw washes dude, but WAHOO that it is helping to keep the cysts at bay!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  12. I wouldn't want to have my paws washed so much, but I'm glad you don't have those yucky cysts anymore!