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Broken Nail

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by Emily412, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. Emily412

    Emily412 Puppy

    Any advice on how to care for a broken nail? It doesn't seem to bother her much, only if she hits right on it. Is there something the vet could do for her?
     

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  2. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

  3. SevenSins

    SevenSins Forget The Dog, Beware Of Owner Staff Member Administrator

    Don't bother capping the nails. They're far too long and they need to be cut. Since that's a dewclaw I would have a vet knock her out and cut/cauterize it so that it doesn't get caught on something and rip the dewclaw off. Have them cut the rest right down to the edges of the quicks and then maintain them that way.
     
  4. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    Look who is back!!:D:D
     
  5. Emily412

    Emily412 Puppy

    Okay thanks. We will travel to the vet. Maybe the vet can teach me some nail trimming tips. I'm terrified of cutting her quip so that's an area i need tips for sure. Thanks again for the advice!

     
  6. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Hi SevenSins, I have been having trouble with this. I can't even seem to find Vets. or Nail Techs. who can help me with this. So we should ask them to cauterize the dew claw nail?
     
  7. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    Update please? How did it go??
     
  8. Mister

    Mister Little Dog

    What trouble? There’s no need to cauterise a freshly cut nail. I often hit the quick and straight away dab on finely ground potassium permanganate and it stop the bleeding. Stuff has even helped stop every case of happy tail I’ve used it on.
     
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  9. AGK

    AGK Scratch Kingz Staff Member Super Moderator

    When I really wack a quick bad I use Silver nitrate. Not sure if that can be bought over the counter though. Works great on happy tail too though it isn't a pleasant experience for the dog however it's never failed me. Lol.

    To the OP, the more you practice doing it yourself the less you will spend on having to pay someone else to do it.

    If you want to just skip nail cutting all together, walk them often on concrete. It will naturally wear them down pretty quickly. The only nail you'll need to still cut is the 2 dews. 2 is better than 18.
     
  10. AGK

    AGK Scratch Kingz Staff Member Super Moderator

    I just looked it up, you can get it with out a prescription. Not sure if its the same quality as what I get from work but it looks the same to me from the pictures.
     
  11. SevenSins

    SevenSins Forget The Dog, Beware Of Owner Staff Member Administrator

    If the nail is split to the point where a vet has to knock the dog out and hack the entire nail off then yes it's easier for them to just cauterize while the dog is out, otherwise there's no reason to cauterize a normal nail after cutting it, just cut it and use styptic powder if you accidentally quick the nail.
     
  12. I have been having trouble with this. I can't even seem to find Vets. or Nail Techs. who can help me with this? So we should ask them to cauterize the dewclaw nail?
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