|neoprene closed-toe duck shoes made by PartyFowl|
brownie was a little limpy tuesday evening so yesterday morning i had a look at her feet. her heels were a little cracky, nothing serious, but obviously uncomfortable enough to cause a slight limp so, while staal held her for me, i washed her feet in warm water with epsom salt and tea tree oil, applied a little vitamin E oil and put the shoes on her. brownie is our smallest duck and they were a little big on her even though i ordered the size recommended for runner ducks. they fit well enough to allow her rear toe to go through the hole in the back without any trouble and the velcro closures at the ankle and top of the foot kept the shoes from slipping off. she was able to run and forage with the others all day and didn't seem uncomfortable.
the shoes are very well made and easy to clean. they're made out of neoprene, the same material used to make wetsuits, so they're perfect for ducks. they're a great addition to our first aid kit and make dealing with foot ailments a lot easier for me and the ducks.
i'll be keeping an eye on brownie's feet to make sure nothing serious develops and i've got her little booties ready if she needs them.