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Old 01-11-2009, 06:14 PM   #1
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Default Dog help! Broken nail

What does one do if your dog loses a nail and is bleeding?

I put down news paper in the kitchen but not sure what he could have done to break a nail. There is 8 inches of fresh snow outside.

I have had dogs all my life and can't remember the last time this happened.
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:15 PM   #2
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:15 PM   #3
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Rub some dirt on it.
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:16 PM   #4
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Take the dog to the vet? Thats what I would do.
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Just wrap the entire foot in gauze after applying some rubbing alcohol. Wrap it tight so it stops bleeding. Then take your dog to the vet tomorrow.
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:19 PM   #7
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There is a product for that. Its like a tube of chapstick.
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:22 PM   #8
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:24 PM   #9
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Just wrap the entire foot in gauze after applying some rubbing alcohol. Wrap it tight so it stops bleeding. Then take your dog to the vet tomorrow.
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Thanks for all the help!

The bleeding looks like it is slowing down. I will see if the Wife wants to make a Walmart run for that stick stuff.

I am still recovering from surgery and can't drive in the snow or do much of anything else that is usefull.
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:32 PM   #11
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It will eventually stop bleeding. The quick, not sure if its spelled right, will clot up. I have had a dog lose a nail and they bleed like son of a gun.

But it will ease up.
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:45 PM   #12
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I've had this happen a few times, wrapping it up and trying to get your dog to leave it alone long enough to heal is about all you can do. Just like a human nail, you just have to wait for it to grow back.

If the pain is a factor for your dog, try an uncoated aspirin (10mg/lb.) WITH food.
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I've had this happen a few times, wrapping it up and trying to get your dog to leave it alone long enough to heal is about all you can do. Just like a human nail, you just have to wait for it to grow back.

If the pain is a factor for your dog, try an uncoated aspirin (10mg/lb.) WITH food.
Thanks,

He is cool, there was a lot of blood outside but not so much on the newspaper.

Scared my daughter though. We had to put down a dog 3 years ago and she still remembers him.
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keep the dog calm so he doesn't start raising his blood pressure so the bleeding can stop. also try to keep him from messing with the nail until it stops bleeding.
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Your dog's name is Scooter? ****ing hillbilly.
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Your dog's name is Scooter? ****ing hillbilly.
Why not post my SN and Phone #?

Sparky was the name of the dog we had to put down last year.

They are Scotty Terrier's. S's seem to fit them.
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either the syptic pen or soap will work to clot the quick.
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That's what I was thinking, too. Though... if he lost the whole nail (ouch) it could require a bit more.

Clean and not bleeding is where you have to start. But, the vet should at least be called.
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How's your dog Steven ?
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Same thing happened to my dog Homer. I just kept the wound clean by making sure he wasn't running around outside for two days in the dirt and dogs usually lick their wounds instinctively to keep it free from infection.

After a couple of days it'll be fine but you might want to go see the vet just to make sure it's not getting infected.
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Ive heard baking soda works dont know though
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Corn starch works as an at home styptic powder. When the bleeding is under control, cut any excess hanging nail and use the corn starch again if it starts bleeding again.

When the bleeding is controlled again, clean it with hydrogen peroxide or an anti-bacterial soap. Wrap it with gauze, and cover it with vet-wrap.

The vet is going to charge you a chunk for doing the same thing.
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