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Old October 1st, 2012, 07:33 AM   #1
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Yesterday my idiot dog got out for about 30 minutes. When I got him back he was running full speed down the side of a main road, his rear nails were worn down from whatever he had been doing, and the outer nail on both rear paws was worn and chewed up more and bleeding. The bleeding stopped, the nails are intact for the most part, and he doesn't seem to be favoring them any. Is there anything I should do at this point(short of shooting him, I don't wanna have to dig a hole), including take him to the vet to have it checked out? Or just let them heal?
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Old October 1st, 2012, 07:35 AM   #2
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I wouldn't worry about it, just keep an eye on it.

Bleeding from the nails on a dog when you clip them too short or in this situation can be hard to stop the bleeding...if it stopped don't worry, just double check it the next few days.
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I wouldn't worry about it, just keep an eye on it.

Bleeding from the nails on a dog when you clip them too short or in this situation can be hard to stop the bleeding...if it stopped don't worry, just double check it the next few days.
Pretty much what I was thinking, just wanted to hear more opinions. It's quite a bit worse than just clipping em too short, but there's still plenty of nail left.
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Old October 1st, 2012, 08:06 AM   #4
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I am not a vet, I wouldn't be worried as much about how short the nail is, as I would be about the bleeding.
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Old October 1st, 2012, 09:04 AM   #5
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you can get some sort of powder to put on the nails to promote quick healing. I get it from my vet in case I cut the nails too short
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Old October 1st, 2012, 09:16 AM   #6
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No. Roommates dog used to come home with its nails tore up all the time. It can't be any worse that the house dogs I see with stupid long nails. Dogs keep their nails trimmed through use in nature.
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Wash the dogs paws up and get a better look. Obviously if you see some fucked up shit take it to the vet.
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Wash the dog meat like you would chicken and get a better look. Obviously if you see some lean meat, grill that shit.
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One of ours broke a nail pretty badly a few months back (It stayed intact, but cracked through the quick near where it came out of the paw, so it was beleding through the crack). The vet really can't do much about it. He did say soaking the paw in warm water with epsom salts once or twice a day will help.
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Wait till it dries up and clip off the broken part. Itll be fine, its a dog for fux sake
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Wait till it dries up and clip off the broken part. Itll be fine, its a dog for fux sake
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If he ain't limping don't worry about it, he isn't
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i put boots on my brid dogs in the winter so the snow an ice dont cut up there feet they uesd to get cut pretty good after a good long hunt.
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I work in a vets office and when it comes to stuff like that there's not much they will do short of charging you to look at it. Unless it gets infected that can lead to some pretty neat surgeries if not treated.
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Ours had a broken/split nail a while back that we had to get cut off almost up to the pad to keep it from splitting more. Some pain killers and bandages and it grew back fine.

He has one split again but its not bad and he doesn't seem to be limping now. Just going to watch it and trim it as needed.

As said before, if he isn't favoring it or limping it should be find as long as it doesn't split more. just keep it trimmed until its a normal nail again.
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Clean it with peroxide, use super glue and accelerator. Start with on drop at a time and hit it with accelerator each time. It will build a shell and become strong as hell. While on vaca about 10 years ago our lab chased after a tree rat and ripped half of his nail off. Took him to a hillbilly vet and that's what he did. Dog went from a limping puss and back to normal in about 2 minutes. Have done it a couple times since. Works awesome!
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