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Dog Nail Ripped Off
My little buddy came in from outside today and I noticed he was walking bad. I investigated his back food and found that one of his nails appear to be torn and hanging out to the side. There was blood at first but he has licked it off. It does not appear to be bleeding but does seem to be bothering him. Do I need to go to the vet or do I need to let it fall off on its own? Is there anything I can do to stop infection?
12/3/17Answer this question
I'm not a vet but this is one thing I always go to the vets with as it is very easy to get a nailbed infection and when that happens it also easily gets into the toe bones causing osteomyelitis (infection in the bone) and is probably one of the highest reasons for toe amputations.
Frequent salt water (tablsspoonful salt to pint boiled water)mildly warm. If not falksn off by morning then no breakfast and rng vet
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