foot health

Further Updates on Lady’s Health

Over the past week or so, Lady has been having some difficulties with her feet, which we detailed here. She is currently experiencing some swelling around her feet and lower legs and is clearly more tentative in her movements. We have been updating medication types and doses, trying to find…...

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An Update on Lady’s Feet

A couple of days ago, we noticed that Lady’s feet seemed a little more tender than they usually do. Normally, she walks differently than the other elephants because the state of her feet affects her gait. But something seemed more “off” than usual, and she looked uncomfortable and stiff. Since…...

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Lady’s Comforting Massages

Because of Lady’s prior life on circus, time on inappropriate substrates, and ongoing foot ailments, she has always been stiff in her ankle and shoulder, primarily on her left side. In fact, when she arrived at sanctuary, her ankle was so swollen that there was no definition to it: her…...

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Rana’s Sore Ankle

  The other day, caregivers noticed a small area of swelling on one of her ankles. She was not favoring it or acting like she was uncomfortable, but we brought her in to take a closer look.  Superficially, it didn’t look like much so we were keeping an eye on…...

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EleFact Friday: Healthy Elephant Feet

After sharing an update and photos of Guillermina’s feet earlier this week, as well as providing details on their current condition and the care that she is receiving, we had quite a few supporters request photos of elephant feet that are considered to be healthy. It’s understandable to want…...

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Guillermina Adjusts to Footwork

Guillermina and Maia have similar energies in many ways including, as we are finding out, during foot care sessions. Maia is well known for her sleepy demeanor during footwork and it seems that Guille is starting to approach her mani/pedi time with the same attitude. ...

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