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    Injured toe nail

    My poor 1 year old dalmatian hurt her toe while running at the park a couple of weeks ago and it is till bothering her. Is this worthy of a vet trip or should we it it out a little longer?


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    Since it looks like the injury goes into the quick (blood vessel), and it's not safe and might be painful for you to just try to use clippers at home, I would definitely have the vet take care of it if it were my dog. It may be causing pain and may get infected if not treated now. Good luck!

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    Your dog nails are too long and needs to be cut . I was told when I can hear my dog nails click on the floor they're too long . I kept telling the groomer and vet I am hard of hearing and won't hear that . I told the groomer to cut my dog nails and they didn't ! My poor dog got a nail stuck on something and had to have the whole nail removed . You need to bring your to the vet b/c the nail bed could get infected from getting dirty ,it looks infected already it turning red . This has to be painful to your poor dog !

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    Brought her in, they pulled the broken nail off and the vet said she is fine and the new nail will just come in. Antiseptic cleaner twice a day and a cone on her head - both for a week. Probably saved her a lot of pain waiting for that old nail to come off....

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    I'm glad you had it taken care of c-coop, did they put her under general anesthesia to do it? Is she having pain now, did they give any pain pills? I hope she recovers quickly, that photo you posted did look very painful.

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    They just sprayed some freezing on her paw, no pills. She has a little bandage now and is limping - she is definitely not impressed, but she is recuperating.

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    http://susangarrettdogagility.com/wp...s-1024x756.jpgDid you have your nails cut too ? They're long and this will most likely happen again , if you can hear your dog nails clicking on the floor they're too long according to a vet and a groomer I used .



    Damn I posted the link wrong, anyway this show what dogs nails should look like ,the nails don't touch the ground.

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    I heard the same thing about how to know when to cut your dogs nails.....Nightowl is right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furballs&dogbones View Post
    I heard the same thing about how to know when to cut your dogs nails.....Nightowl is right.
    Only if I was able to hear my dog nails click on the floor ! When I was told this I looked at the person said " I am hard of hearing and can't hear my dog nails clicking on the floor " . I made the mistake of thrusting the groomer in doing this for my dog and my poor dog broke a nail so bad that the whole had to removed and it never grew back . It was very painful for my poor dog.

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